Hi wonderful ladies!
So, I got a flu shot, and I'm considering getting the new swine flu vaccine when it's released. I work at a school where there have already been six confirmed cases of swine flu this week, so it's a concern. My question is this: I know the flu shot helps because if I don't get sick then I don't expose my son to my germs. But can immunity from a flu shot actually pass through breastmilk, too? Will he have immunity of his own if he's exposed to the virus elsewhere, I mean? It seems to good to be true, but if you think about it, antibodies ARE passed through breastmilk, right? And a vaccine DOES create antibodies--I mean, that's its purpose, yes?
So what do you think? Will my son have any immunity to the flu based upon a vaccine that I got?