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Thread: Is flu shot safe while breast feeding?

  1. #1
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    Default Is flu shot safe while breast feeding?

    Is it safe to receive the flu shot while breastfeeding? My baby is 11 months old now but still breastfeeding heavily. Thanks for any oppinions!

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    Default Re: Is flu shot safe while breast feeding?

    According to the US Center for Disease Control: “Influenza vaccine does not affect the safety of mothers who are breastfeeding or their infants. Breastfeeding does not adversely affect the immune response and is not a contraindication for vaccination.”

    You can read more here: http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastf...s/vaccines-bf/

    I'm Erin, wife to a wonderful husband, and first time mother of Baby Will - 05/13/2012

    "Keep calm and latch on!"

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