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If I have the whooping cough vaccine...

(6 Posts)
Crossandratty Thu 04-Oct-12 11:19:48

And breastfeed, will I pass any protection to my newborn?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 04-Oct-12 12:11:29

Don't know sorry Cross but hopefully this will BUMP for you smile.

ThunderboltKid Thu 04-Oct-12 14:54:53

Apparently not (according to the nhs leaflet)

blacktreaclecat Sat 06-Oct-12 12:31:46

Thanks for this. We are FF and another cause of guilt was if I bf DS would get my immunity to whooping cough. Glad it makes no difference.
He is about to have his 4 month jab and I'll be happier once that is done.
Amazing the things we beat ourselves up about

ZuleikaD Sat 06-Oct-12 14:13:15

It will pass protection on to the newborn for the first few weeks of life - that's why pregnant women are now being offered it - but it's not through breastfeeding, it's through the vaccine crossing the placenta.

Jergens Sat 06-Oct-12 17:26:42

No, they don't pass through breastmilk. It's the antibodies that you make yourself (there are different subtypes of antibodies) that pass through your milk and onto baby.

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