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Does breastfeeding protect against Men B?

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Bicnod · 20/02/2016 11:33

Does anyone know? I've been googling but can't find anything convincing.

DD is 13 months so won't get Men B vaccine on NHS. Name on shortlist at private clinics but no stock of vaccine until summer.

I'm currently breastfeeding morning and evening only. Was considering stopping altogether (I have 2 other children and am very very tired... I seem to remember I had more energy when stopped feeding the other two) but if there is a protective benefit I would keep going until she's been vaccinated.

Any thoughts?

TIA Smile

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cheeseandcrackers · 20/02/2016 11:38

I would think you would need to be vaccinated against men b for breastfeeding to offer your dd any protection and I assume you're not. You could get the vaccination done privately if you'reworried

cheeseandcrackers · 20/02/2016 11:40

Sorry, missed that you're already on private shortlist. Can't see how breastfeeding would help without Men B antibodies

sugar21 · 20/02/2016 11:45

Sorry but no, I breastfed my dd and she caught Men B

SweepTheHalls · 20/02/2016 11:46

She only gains antibodies to pathogens that you are immune to, so unless you have had meningitis , then no.

Bicnod · 20/02/2016 15:53

Thanks for the responses and sugar I'm so so sorry about your DD Flowers

I think I'm clutching at straws as just so frustrated that I can't get hold of the vaccine for her.

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sugar21 · 20/02/2016 19:27

bicnod thank you

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