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Vaccinating toddler with newborn in the house

(5 Posts)
thepartysover Wed 19-Jun-13 13:47:50

My son is due for his MMR booster at 3.4 years. I have a newborn baby who is EBF. Will my antibodies be enough to protect her or should I be concerned?

Any advice much appreciated.

meditrina Wed 19-Jun-13 13:50:47

You do not become infectious following MMR, even if there are mild symptoms.

Link to relevant NHS page.

SisterMatic Wed 19-Jun-13 13:53:12

I was given the MMR after dd2. I felt awful but there has been no effect on DD, I was not rubella immune so she had no antibodies from me either.

CatherinaJTV Wed 19-Jun-13 14:59:11

OP - the MMR does not shed from older sibling to baby - ever, so there is absolutely zero risk to giving the MMR in your situation.

thepartysover Wed 19-Jun-13 17:38:33

That's excellent news, thanks all!

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