Breastfeeding and vax reactions?

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Breastfeeding and vax reactions?
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Wed, 05-28-2003 - 4:22pm
Is there any research to show whether babies who are breastfed have fewer catastrophic (or even mild) reactions to vaccines? I made sure to be BF'ing both my kids till after their full babyhood vaxes (they had them all by 15 months, and were both BF'd to 18 months)...was it just silly of me to think that it may have helped stave off any reactions? (though it was utterly (udderly? lol) convenient to nurse them right afterwords to help them with the pain!).

Have any studies been done?

TIA,

Julie

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Mon, 06-02-2003 - 10:12am
I don't know about staving off reactions, but I have read that a reason more formula fed babies than breatfed die from "sids" is because the breastfeeding may help to protect against some vaccine reactions.

Here's what came up in pubmed regarding vaccines and breastfeeding,

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9892025&dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9475303&dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9445498&dopt=Abstract

Christine


Edited 6/2/2003 10:26:23 AM ET by suschi