COVID-19 Vaccine and Contraindications for Breastfeeding Mothers

Terkini.id, JakartaCovid-19 Vaccine It is also safe to give to breastfeeding mothers. However, there are also contraindications to the vaccine, which is recommended not to be given to mothers who are breastfeeding, Sunday, July 3, 2022.

Need to know that COVID-19 vaccine It is also safe for breastfeeding mothers. This was conveyed by the Head of Research and also Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, some time ago.

“There is no risk at all because none of the vaccines currently used contain live viruses. So there is no risk of transmission through breast milk,” said Swaminathan, quoted from the WHO website.

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Swaminathan also said that vaccination was also beneficial for breastfed babies. The proof is that breastfeeding mothers antibodies can be detected in breast milk and also protect the baby.

“It’s very safe. So women who are breastfeeding can definitely get the vaccine that is currently available,” said the pediatrician from India.

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booster vaccine COVID-19 has also been recommended to be given to breastfeeding mothers. It has been confirmed that the continued dose of the vaccine is safe for breastfeeding mothers.

In addition, many types of vaccines that are safe are given to breastfeeding mothers. However, there are also types of vaccines that should be avoided because they have contraindications.

Here are 2 types of vaccines that are recommended not to be given to breastfeeding mothers according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported from haibunda.com:

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1 Smallpox (smallpox)

According to the CDC, breastfeeding is a contraindication to the smallpox (smallpox) vaccine made against live viruses. This is because of the discovery of theoretical risk factors for contact transmission from mother to baby.

2 Demam Kuning (yellow fever)

Two serious side effects have been reported that were found in exclusively breastfed infants in vaccinated mothers.

Vaccines for yellow fever should be avoided in nursing mothers until new evidence is found. However, if breastfeeding mothers have to travel to endemic countries, they must be vaccinated immediately.

If you are worried about giving the vaccine during breastfeeding, it is advisable to first consult your doctor or a lactation consultant. This is related to side effects and also the dose of the vaccine.

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