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Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation.
It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr.

In brief: It depends
There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation.
It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely.
Particularly if the infection is on the breast, or within the milk ducts.

In brief: Absolutely.
Particularly if the infection is on the breast, or within the milk ducts.
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