Last update Dec. 30, 2020

Maternal Rubella

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

"Wild and vaccine strains of rubella virus have been isolated from human milk.
However, the presence of rubella virus in human milk has not been associated with significant disease in infants, and transmission is more likely to occur via other routes.
Women with rubella or women who have been immunized recently with a live attenuated rubella virus-containing vaccine may continue to breastfeed" (Red Book 2018 p119)

See below the information of this related product:

  • Rubella Vaccine ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


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  1. AAP. American Academy of Pediatrics. Red Book: 2018–2021. Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. American Academy of Pediatrics. Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA Long SS, eds. Red Book: 2018–2021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 31st ed. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018.

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