Should I get the flu shot and whooping cough vaccine eventhough im breastfeeding my 2 month old baby?
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Dana - posted on 10/07/2011
I would. There's no danger to the baby from you getting the vaccinations but, there is a danger to the baby if you don't and you catch either the flu or whooping cough. I have a 3 week old and have gotten the flu shot. I'm in the process of finding out if I got the whooping cough vaccination when I had my other son 3 yrs ago.
I've never gotten the flu shot until this year but, I figured with a baby in the house, what would it hurt...
Neva - posted on 10/08/2011
yes, yes, your baby will obtain some immunity through your breast milk and will be more protected from this horrible disease ata vulnerable time, before he can be fully vaccinated. I have seen first hand how flu and whooping cough can be for babies this young. It is not anything a parent wants their child to go through.
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