Breastfed babies do need vaccines!!!!!!!
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|Tue, 03-11-2008 - 5:29pm|
Do breastfed babies need to be immunized?
Yes. Despite the known benefits of breastfeeding, such as enhanced protection against some colds, ear infections, and diarrhea, breastfeeding does not prevent Diseases that can be prevented. Unlike vaccines, breastfeeding does not stimulate the infant’s own immune system to produce the antibodies needed to fight very specific diseases. Fortunately, vaccines do not interfere with the beneficial immunity gained from breastfeeding, just as breastfeeding does not hinder the effectiveness of immunization.