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Thread: Is it safe to get a flu shot?

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    Default Is it safe to get a flu shot?

    My work is offering free flu shots tomorrow, will it be safe for DD or affect my milk?
    Addison Nicole changed my world on June 21, 2011
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    Default Re: Is it safe to get a flu shot?

    It is safe for you to get the flu shot.

    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/...es-bf.html#flu
    ~ Megan

    Mommy to Alex (born 2/27/11) and Katie (born 3/31/14)

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    Default Re: Is it safe to get a flu shot?

    Protecting yourself from the flu is a really good way not to give it to your infant. Infants are at a much higher risk than healthy adults for serious complications, including death, from the flu.
    Mom to Taiga born 6/2010

    Pocket cloth diapers. Baby led solids. Full-time working mom. I my DH, DD, kitty Dr. Benway, and my working border collie Odin!
    BF for 1 year and she and I still love it !!!!

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    Default Re: Is it safe to get a flu shot?

    Agree with PPs -- but with this caveat. I am one of those people who gets sick WHEN I get the flu shot... and don't get sick when I skip out on it. My DH is the same way. Understandably, we skip flu shots altogether... because, quite frankly, I'd rather take a "possibility" of getting the flu normally ...than the almost certainty of getting the flu from the shot.

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