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This is my first post in the vaccinations forum, although I've been lurking here for a while.<br><br>
Anyway, my neighbour's daughter has CP (broke out 2 days ago), so my 13 month old and I went over to get some germs. We spent about 20 minutes there. I had her share a glass of water with him, cough on him, and had him touch her blisters.<br><br>
I'm now wondering, though, how likely it is for him to catch it, given that he is still nursing and I have had CP. Any thoughts?
 

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My breastfed son was exposed to CP 3x and didn't catch them once!
 

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I would say it is not very likely. You've already passed maternal immunity on to him. And you might be building additional immunity right now and giving it to him via breast milk. But every child is different. Let him surprise you.
 

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I've had no luck getting my breastfed kids to catch chicken pox either.
 

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My breastfed 11 month old caught them from his older brother. They were in constant contact all day though so that might make a difference....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My breastfed 11 month old caught them from his older brother. They were in constant contact all day though so that might make a difference....</div>
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I also had a 4mo exclusively breastfed baby get cp from an older sibling... it was a really bad case.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My breastfed 11 month old caught them from his older brother. They were in constant contact all day though so that might make a difference....</div>
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Yes it would which is why chicken pox parties don't work very often.<br><br>
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My healthy as a horse, breastfed, then-15 month old caught it intentionally, and did great with the CP, it wasn't a huge deal except for having to stay away from all our usual activities for so long. I am thrilled that he got it and is immune!
 

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and you never know for sure. getting a titer later might prove there IS immunity, but doesn't prove the reverse, that there's NO immunity.<br><br>
some people have effective enough immune systems that they are able to get rid of the virus, with both a cellular and antibody response, yet not show much from the outside, because the virus never gets much of an upper hand. the rash is the body's way of getting the virus out of the body, so if the virus never gets a chance to replicate into vast quantities, then there won't be a rash. i would suspect that in the case of the child exposed 3 times. my dh supposedly didn't get them when he was a child when his (1 year older) brother got them, yet when i got them (at 24), he AGAIN didn't get them, even with 24 hour/day contact, spending 3 days in a car on a 600 mile road trip (i thought i had "fleabag motel" flea bites the first day of the rash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). but i managed to pass them to his younger brother (at our workplace), who passed them to his younger sister. oops.<br><br>
anyway, at least you got a good booster for yourself, which will protect you from a shingles outbreak. so many younger adults are getting them these days (due to waning immunity from inadequate re-exposure) that i think we need to have "parties" for adults! but instead pharma will be happy to sell me a toxic vax. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">the rash is the body's way of getting the virus out of the body, so if the virus never gets a chance to replicate into vast quantities, then there won't be a rash.</div>
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Huh???<br><br>
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