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I am trying to expose my child to the Chickenpox (he is not getting vaccinated). So far he has been exposed twice (2 different kids) but he hasn't gotten the Chickenpox. Is it possible that my breastfeeding is protecting him from the virus? I had Chickenpox when I was a child. My son is 18 months old and he nurses twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Does anyone know of a kid who got chickenpx while he/she was still nursing?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/saynovax.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="no vax">
 

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my ds got chick pox when he was two and still nursing many times a day. i've had friends whose bf kids didn't get it until they were sick with a cold and therefore had weakened immunity.
 

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Well, DS didn't get cp until he'd totally stopped nursing for a month or so. Of course he'd been down to once/week before that, so it was probably a matter of coincidence.<br><br>
We're still waiting for DD to get them on her own, willing to meet a spotty new friend, concerned that we won't.
 
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