Last update: Oct. 28, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Vaccines are usually compatible with breastfeeding either if they are formed by live, attenuated, inactivated, death strains or microorganism toxoid.
They are not excreted into breast milk and do not cause harm to the infant, except for rubella vaccine, but the virus usually does not infect the infant or if infection does occur, it is well tolerated because the virus is attenuated. 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, mumps and varicella in case they were not immunized.
Breastfeeding mothers should be protected by providing recommended vaccination for adults.
We do not have alternatives for MMR 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.
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