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    Old 10-08-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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    Breast feeding with herpes??

    Hi all, I just had a dd and I want so badly to breast feed but am worried about giving it to her threw my milk is this possible??
    Or what if I get sore nipples and bleed can she get it threw the blood??
    ANy thoughts or input would be great!!!
    THanks in advance


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    Old 10-15-2005, 06:04 AM   #2
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    Re: Breast feeding with herpes??

    You cannot give herpes to another through milk or blood. Herpes is contracted by touching the site of a sore, either while the sore is there, or a few days before or after. If you get herpes sores on your nipples, then you wouldn't want to breastfeed. If you don't, then don't worry. I have genital herpes and breastfed my healthy babies--who are now healthy young men.

    Old 10-15-2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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    Re: Breast feeding with herpes??

    Yes, you can breastfeed. Honestly, I wouldn't even worry about it if you had it on your nipples, since there is only ONE documented case of a child being infected this way. My sons turned 1 last week and are still nursing
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