can a breastfed toddler catch chickenpox? *edited to add where i heard the "crazy notions"* *UPDATE*
what are the odds of my toddler [22 months] catching chicken pox? she was in direct contact with siblings that were actively contagious with chickenpox two different times within a week. will she not get sick because she is still breast feeding multiple times a day? i have had chicken pox as a child. how long does my milk give her chickenpox antibodies? i read somewhere that those antibodies stop being delivered after 8-12 months. is that true?
i did not allow her to be given the vaccine.
edit: the women that ran the birth class i took at the hospital told me about antibodies in breast milk. i dont understand why people have to be so rude about things that im only ignorant about. telling me updated information instead of assuming i actually believe breast milk is a magical potion would be appreciated. thank you for all that have been educational, i appreciate it.update: it has been 20 days since my toddlers direct contact with the infected children. when i say direct, i mean they were all but kissing, lol! and guess what....no sign of chickenpox. no fever, no rash, no rogue pocks, nothing. damn.