Lactating women who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are selling their breast milk online. The website Only the Breast has dozens of pages of listings from mothers advertising milk with antibodies, some claiming the milk contains antibodies after having received the COVID-19 vaccine and others after having recovered from the disease. Several listings link articles with studies suggesting COVID antibodies are passed from mother to baby via breast milk.1
Researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 itself is unlikely to be passed from mother to baby, and that most newborns who tested positive for the virus have mild or no symptoms.2 Scientists also don’t believe breastfeeding heightens the risks of babies contracting COVID-19 disease from an infected mother.3
Infants and Lactating Women Left out of Pre-EUA Clinical Trials but Recent Studies Find Presence of Antibodies in Breast Milk After Vaccination
Lactating mothers, pregnant women and infants were not included in clinical trials before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted three vaccine manufacturers an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to distribute experimental COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.4
According to published research, COVID-19 antibodies were present in the breast milk of mothers who received the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines as reported in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) in March 2021.5 Andrea Edlow, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and co-author of the study, said that these findings fill in the information gap for mothers. The Harvard Gazette reports that Edlow stated:
The news of excellent vaccine efficacy is very encouraging for pregnant and breastfeeding women, who were left out of the initial COVID-19 trials.5
Conflicting Health Care Provider Recommendations
The New York Times reports that some pediatricians and vaccine administrators recommended mothers discard their breast milk following vaccination due to unknown effects.6 Researchers and healthcare professionals who disagree with this stance believe “there is no evidence whatsoever for discarding breast milk after vaccination.” Early days of vaccine rollout left some mothers feeling as though they had to choose between breastfeeding and receiving the vaccine, according to Liz Johnson, PhD, a microbiologist, infant-nutrition researcher, and mother.7
Washington University School of Medicine researchers found a boost in COVID-19 antibodies in the breast milk of five mothers who received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
“There is so much vaccine misinformation out there right now—really scary, misleading posts on social media that are designed to scare moms—so we felt like we really needed to look at the science,” Jeannie Kelly, MD said. “We know that these types of antibodies coat babies’ mouths and throats and protect against disease when a baby is drinking breast milk. So, getting vaccinated while breastfeeding not only protects mom, but also could protect the baby too, and for months.”8
CDC Guidelines State No Data Available to Conclude Safety for Lactating Women or Breastfed Infants
The current CDC guidelines concerning receiving the vaccine in conjunction with breastfeeding state:
Because the vaccines have not been studied on lactating people, there are no data available on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating people, the effects of vaccination on the breastfed infant, the effects on milk production or excretion.”4
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1 Polus S. Women selling breast milk with COVID-19 antibodies online: report. The Hill Apr. 22, 2021.
2 Coronavirus: mothers ‘unlikely to infect newborns’. BBC July 24, 2020
3 More risks to pregnant women, their newborns from COVID-19 than known before-study. Reuters Apr. 23, 2021.
4 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information about COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Mar. 18, 2021.
5 Cunningham J. Covid-19 vaccine protects mothers—and their newborns. The Harvard Gazette Mar. 25, 2021.
6 Murphy H. Vaccinated mothers are trying to give babies antibodies via breastmilk. The New York Times Apr. 8, 2021.
7 Wu K. Pregnant? Breastfeeding? The vaccine might protect you and your baby. The Atlantic Mar. 31, 2021.
8 Everding G. For breastfeeding moms, Covid-19 vaccinations may also protect babies. Washington University School of Medicine Apr. 6, 2021.
In an article released on May 3, entitled ”CDC Officially Recommends COVID Jab for Pregnant Women, published on Mercola.com, Dr. Mercola makes two relevant points. First, that there is a great lack of data for making a recommendation for vaccinating pregnant women at this date, and that medical treatment of women has always been considered an area for conservative measures only. An EUA vaccine is surely risky. Second, he touches on this issue of milk sharing, and the possibility that the mRNA in some of these vaccines may well be transferred with mother’s milk to the baby. The low rate of COVID risk for mothers and infants, when compared to the potential risk of the vaccine as revealed in the CDC VAERS data to date, make it hard to argue for vaccinating pregnant or lactating mothers.
This is an video interviewing an RN of 40 some years and a doctor.
Thank you for only writing the facts, and not the opinions, great, reliable information.
Don’t be fooled. Breast milk from two women who received COVID shots, has already killed their babies. and, one woman’s milk dried up all together. Any nursing woman who has received a COVID shot has poisoned milk.
“Infants and Lactating Women Left out of Pre-EUA Clinical Trials” Yes, and that goes for those under the age of 18 and over the age of 55. So, the inoculation of seniors for the past 4 months is a phase 3 world wide test ground, without phases 1 and 2 ever taking place. No wonder there have been so many serious reactions and death.
This is just so horrible, given that the breast milk of mothers vaccinated with mRNA vaccines may pose unknown health risks or dangers to breastfed infants, even death.
The Daily Expose reports: “A five-month-old baby has tragically died after becoming seriously ill within hours of his mother receiving a dose of the experimental Pfizer / BioNTech Covid vaccine”.
VAERS ID #: 116062-1, states that a 5 month old baby died after being breastfed by his mother, who received the Pfizer shot. He had a reaction in which his body produced blood clots in the small blood vessels of his body.
Please Do first have a look at Frontline doctors or Lifesityenews before buying this milk. Especially from the vaccinated women!
Please do first have look at Lifesitenews.com,oer Frontline Doctors before buying this milk..
especially from vaccinated women.
We have a study with a sample size of 5 women, sounds like enough data to make empirical recommendations to the entire population.