Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: J' s mum | 2009-02-12

Q.

mumps

My 8month baby was held by a child on Saturday who has since developed mumps (Wednesday). My baby hasn' t reached his milestone for mumps vaccine and I have just stopped breastfeeding. Will he still have immunity? Do I need to worry and is there anything I can do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is nothing that you can do about avoiding your baby getting mumps now as such, but the good news is that he should still have sufficient natural immunity.

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