If you’re breastfeeding, you may have questions about your baby’s vaccines. Watch Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center, and Dr. Amna Husain, a pediatrician and lactation consultant, as they discuss common vaccine-related topics related to breastfeeding, including delaying vaccination when breastfeeding, whether pregnant or breastfeeding women should get the influenza (flu) vaccine, the different kinds of antibodies that babies get through the placenta and breast milk, and whether antibodies in breast milk interfere with vaccine responses.
- Paul A. Offit, MD
- Amna Husain, MD, FAAP
This seminar focuses on vaccine education and was published on November 24, 2021, by and for the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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