A COVID-19 Vaccine Can Protect Infants Through Breast Milk

A COVID-19 Vaccine Can Protect Infants Through Breast Milk

Share on Pinterest Researchers say antibodies begin showing up in breast milk within weeks of a COVID-19 vaccination. JENNIFER BOGLE/Stocksy Researchers say a COVID-19 vaccine given to someone who’s breastfeeding can produce antibodies in breast milk within weeks. They add that a clinical trial indicated there are few side effects from the vaccine to mothers or infants. Researchers wanted to find out if SARS-CoV-2 antibodies were secreted into breast milk. They collected samples of breast milk before the first vaccine.

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