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Thread: If mom gets vaccines will it affect milk/baby?

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    Default If mom gets vaccines will it affect milk/baby?

    I am starting some work at a hospital and I need to get a TB test and some vaccines I'm due for. DtP and Hep A...

    Anyone know if there are any complications given that I'm nursing? Will it affect my supply or baby?

    TIA

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    Default Re: If mom gets vaccines will it affect milk/baby?

    I don't know about those, but I got a tetanus shot while nursing and I was told it's OK. You could call motherisk and ask: http:www.motherisk.org has the phone numbers.

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    Default Re: If mom gets vaccines will it affect milk/baby?

    There is info here.
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    Default Re: If mom gets vaccines will it affect milk/baby?

    Mr. BM, Dr. Jack Newman (http://www.thebirthden.com/Newman.html), is busting BM-myths. One is...

    "8. Mothers who receive immunizations (tetanus, rubella, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, etc.) should stop breastfeeding for 24 hours (3 days, 2 weeks). Not true! Why should they? There is no risk for the baby, and he may even benefit. The rare exception is the baby who has an immune deficiency. In that case the mother should not receive an immunization with a weakened live virus (e.g. oral, but not injectable polio, or measles, mumps, rubella) even if the baby is being fed artificially."

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