Flu shot

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Flu shot
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Fri, 10-12-2012 - 4:19pm
Can/should I get a flu shot? My DD is just over 5 months old.
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Registered: 12-21-2009
In reply to:
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 6:13pm

Yep, definitely ok to get a flu shot while breastfeeding.

Warmly,

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC
iVillage lactation consultant

and Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte

 

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte

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Registered: 04-13-2008
In reply to:
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 5:14pm

The vaccine is made from inactivated virus. You can get it. Just as any of your other antibodies get passed on to your baby, so will the antibodies your immune system makes in response to the vaccine be passed along. So you will give your baby some protection as well.

Teresa