Tuberculin test

I am going to be getting a job at a daycare center. They want me to have a Tuberculin test. I was wondering if it is safe for me to have the test since I am nursing a baby

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It is considered safe for a nursing mom to have a Tuberculin test. Within the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) article, "The transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human breastmilk", they also state, "Tuberculin-sensitive mothers can immunize their infants through breastmilk. Immunity may last several years." (The Committee on Drugs, AAP, 1994) My best wishes!

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