Q. Is it safe to breastfeed two weeks after chicken pox?

Answered by
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
and medically reviewed by Dr.Lekshmipriya B
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 09, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jan 22, 2022

Hello doctor,

It has been 16 days since my sister was diagnosed with chickenpox. All the scabs have vanished. She had temporarily stopped breastfeeding her six-month-old baby. Can she start feeding the baby again?



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Yes, she can start feeding her baby again, as she no longer carries the infection.

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