Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Sara Whetstone, MD, MHS explains that you can get the COVID vaccine and continue breastfeeding.
From what we know about the COVID-19 vaccine, we don’t think that there are significant safety concerns related to breastfeeding and receipt of the vaccine.
And according to those professional organizations, such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, there is no need to delay initiation or discontinue, breastfeeding upon getting the vaccine.
So, we think that individuals who are breastfeeding can get the vaccine and continue breastfeeding if that’s what works for them.