Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, Certified Nurse Midwife affirms it is safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster while breastfeeding. In fact, the antibodies or defenses can pass through the breast milk to the baby to provide added protection from COVID-19.
We definitely recommend the COVID vaccine to people that are breastfeeding. We have antibodies that pass through the breast milk to the baby. So, we don’t yet know the levels of protection that, that offers for a newborn baby, but we do know that babies get protection from their mothers, from, or from their, um, from the parent that when they’re breastfeeding.