Last update Feb. 16, 2023
Very Low Risk
It is a whole inactivated viral vaccine. (Drugbank.com)
No harmful side effects have been reported from the use of this vaccine during breastfeeding (NPA 2020). When prescribed, this vaccine can be administered during lactation. (NPA 2020)
All vaccines are considered compatible with lactation whether they are composed of dead, inactivated or live attenuated microorganisms or made from parts or toxoids of them. (AEP 2019, Sachs 2013)
They do not pass into milk, except for rubella, which does not usually infect infants or may do so mildly (AAP 2018 p114), and they do not cause problems in infants, except for yellow fever in children under 6 months. (AAP 2018 p115; Sachs 2013)
During lactation, precautions should be taken with the typhoid, chickenpox and herpes zoster vaccines. (AEP 2019)
Breastfeeding can improve the antibody response of some vaccines, although it is unclear whether this correlates with an increase in their efficacy. (AAP 2018 p115, Sachs 2013, CDC 2011)
Women who breastfeed can and should be protected with the recommended vaccines like other adults. Women who have not received recommended vaccinations before or during pregnancy can be vaccinated during the puerperal period, regardless of whether they breastfeed or not. (AAP 2018, p114, CDC 2011)
Newborns and infants should be immunized according to current vaccination schedules, regardless of whether they are breastfed or not. (AAP 2018 p1154, CDC 2011)
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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