Can I pass a virus through my breastmilk? - Mothering Forums

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I am pumping for someone and I have a fever and sore throat. does anyone know if the live virus can get passed through my milk and actually make my baby or her baby sick?

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According to the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding the virus won't be transferred through your breastmilk although the antibodies will be--which is a good thing. I would however recommend washing your hands religiously while pumping and touching things that the baby will touch.

Barbara:  an always learning SAHM of Ilana (11) and Aiden (8) living in Belgium with my amazing husband.

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