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Covid vaccine and breastfeeding High BMI

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Sheera1 Mon 28-Dec-20 15:52:44

Hi

What are thoughts on the covid vaccine and stopping breastfeeding to get it?

I am an older mum at 41 but also have a very high BMI so am a higher risk category for Covid. I don't want to stop breastfeeding but worry about not taking the vaccine.

What are thoughts on this issue please?

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JingleJohnsJulie Mon 28-Dec-20 20:38:21

I've not read the guidance on having the vaccine whilst BFing. Do you know what it is?

OverTheRainbow88 Mon 28-Dec-20 20:40:52

They won’t offer the vaccine to breastfeeding mums.

I personally would choose the vaccine over breastfeeding if my BMI was high.

How old is your baby?

Sheera1 Tue 29-Dec-20 12:29:04

Only 6 weeks old! 🙈 Not likely to be offered the vaccine till April or after but wasn't planning to stop feeding for a long time

@jingle U K vaccine is not offered to breastfeeding or pregnant mums. Not approved as no testing done in that regard although I don't believe the science is possible to pass covid to your baby through breastmilk or anything like that. More the other stuff in the vaccine potentially being harmful especially when developing. I think other countries are allowing it but there are no tests to be sure

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DrJump Thu 31-Dec-20 22:38:06

I would continue to breastfeed rather than get the vaccine. Breastfeeding is dose responsive for a whole host of things like breast cancer and ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes as well as some heart disease stuff. Breastfeeding has benefots for the baby too but if Im looking at it from my own health perspective the longer I do it the more I benefit.

GrumpyHoonMain Thu 31-Dec-20 22:40:49

DrJump

I would continue to breastfeed rather than get the vaccine. Breastfeeding is dose responsive for a whole host of things like breast cancer and ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes as well as some heart disease stuff. Breastfeeding has benefots for the baby too but if Im looking at it from my own health perspective the longer I do it the more I benefit.

Yes me too. If you breastfeed exclusively and watch what you eat you can drop the bmi too. I was 39 when I started, 40 now, and am lighter despite eating more than before ivf BECAUSE of breastfeeding.

Respectabitch Thu 31-Dec-20 22:41:11

Breastfeeding women are approved to have the vaccine.

www.rcog.org.uk/en/news/updated-advice-on-covid-19-vaccination-in-pregnancy-and-women-who-are-breastfeeding/

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