Is TB a non-no for bfing?

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Is TB a non-no for bfing?
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Tue, 12-28-2010 - 4:27pm

Mothers with untreated and active

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 4:37pm
Active TB w/o tx is pretty much the only no-no beyond possibly untreated HIV (I know that's controversial and not the topic of this post). But if you know someone has TB, you can go ahead and treat it and then BFing is ok.

The one I *don't* understand is the recommendation by some orgs last year NOT to BF when someone has the flu. Ummm...the baby's already been exposed by the time mom is sick, and the milk is the.best.thing to help protect the baby.

 


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