Atopic Dermatitis Of The Breast?

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I want to ask … I have atopic dermatitis on both my breasts, there are like black marks on the areola, breast itching especially when bathing and dry. Can I still breastfeed a baby with this condition? Is it dangerous for the baby when his mouth is pressed against the breast? Can atopic dermatitis be contagious? Please help, thank you and good night.

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for the question


A history of atopic dermatitis in the mother should not interfere with the process of breastfeeding the baby because the mother can still breastfeed the baby as it should. Atopic dermatitis is passed down genetically and breastfeeding does not necessarily increase the incidence of dermatitis in children later. On the contrary, according to research, that exclusively breastfeeding can reduce the risk of developing dermatitis and asthma in future children with a clear family history of allergies, as in your case. Therefore, mothers should not hesitate to continue to breastfeed your baby even though they have atopic dermatitis. After all breast milk is the best nutrition that can be obtained by the baby if there are no other severe medical conditions and requires the baby not to get breast milk.


That's all, hope you can help.
Wassalam.

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