Last update: Oct. 28, 2014
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Inactivated strains of type A and B Influenza virus vaccines.
Both inactivated (flu shot) or attenuated (nasal spray) vaccines are compatible with breastfeeding
Vaccines are usually compatible with breastfeeding either if they are formed by live, attenuated, inactivated, death strains or microorganism toxoid.
Except for rubella vaccine, they are not excreted into breast milk and do not cause harm to the infant. Yellow fever vaccine has a higher risk for harm effect on infants younger than 6 months old (Consult information on a particular vaccine at our web).
Breastfeeding may enhance antibody response to vaccines and cause fewer side effects as fever or anorexia.
Early postpartum period is appropriate to get mothers vaccinated against measles, rubella and mumps in case they were not immunized.
Breastfeeding mothers should be protected by providing recommended vaccination for adults.
Eleventh WHO's Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Influenza Virus Vaccine since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM