My baby just tested positive for MRSA. It was a little pimple on his chin. He is already responding to antibiotics and doing well - Dr's are acting like everything is okay and telling me not to worry - that they see this a lot - but he is just a little guy, so I do worry.
Since he has this and its on his chin, we have obviously been in close contact. His chin is always touching my breasts and when he finishes eating, he has milk everywhere, all over his chin that needs to be wiped, etc.
So, I guess I am wondering if anyone else has been in this situation. I have not been tested, I am not showing any symptoms, so do I need to worry? Do I need to worry that I might have MRSA in my breastmilk and that is what caused it?
Coincidentally, my sister just had a baby in June and she got terrible mastitis and tested positive for MRSA as well. I have not seen her since December so it does just seem coincidental to me. Anyways, she did her round of antibiotics and they never asked her to stop nursing her baby and her baby has not showed any signs. This is kinda the reverse situation... my baby has it and I don't (I don't think). But is there a chance I am making my baby sick?
I am obviously still nursing and would HATE to have to stop. He is my 3rd baby and the other two were nursed just over a year.