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I stopped breastfeeding my 4week old baby 2 days ago. My first chickenpox blister appeared 4 days ago.I am worried that my baby might get infected too?

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In brief: Chicken Pox

Chicken pox can be a serious illness in young infants.
VZIG or varicella zoster immune globulin injection can help prevent or lesson severity of disease. It needs to be given to your infant within 10 days of exposure. Contact your baby's doctor as soon as possible.

In brief: Chicken Pox

Chicken pox can be a serious illness in young infants.
VZIG or varicella zoster immune globulin injection can help prevent or lesson severity of disease. It needs to be given to your infant within 10 days of exposure. Contact your baby's doctor as soon as possible.
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