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My 11 month old son has breastfed only since birth. This morning I noticed something in the corner of his mouth but breastfed anyways. Now it looks a bit like a pustule. I have never has cold sores or herpes and neither has my husband. I will take him to a doctor as soon as I can to have it looked at, but for now... can I breastfeed him or will I risk catching the herpes virus myself?
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I would not rush to think this is herpes.

If you are concerned then take him to the ER so you can get an opinion on what this pustule is.

As a parent of five children, all of them breast fed, I wouldn't worry too much about this.

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