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Breastfeeding of Hepa Carrier
Apr 15, 2007

my daughter gave birth to a healthy daughter 5 days ago. She has been advised by her pediatrician not to breatfeed her baby as she was found to be a Hepa Carrier. Books give contrary advise. Please enlighthen us.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Infants who have been vaccinated may be breastfed according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Guidelines for Perinatal Care 1997. There is no information proving that babies can get hepatitis B from breast-feeding. Some experts have concern about breastfeeding if nipples are cracked and bleeding, but otherwise it is generally accepted to be safe. Also there are many benefits of breastfeeding in general, as you know.



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