A study showed that the breastmilk of a lactating mother who has received the Covid-19 vaccine contains a significant amount of antibodies to confer protection against the virus.
The research published in the Journal of Breastfeeding Medicine strongly suggests the need for vaccination for both the mother and the baby.
Research also suggests that vaccination results in a significant increase in antibodies against SARS-CoV2 in the breastmilk that can be passed to the baby to improve immunity said an associate professor at the University of Florida.
A pilot study with 21 lactating women showed a hundred-fold increase in antibody response after the second dose of vaccine, said Lauren Stafford, a doctoral student in Larkin's lab.
The study is continuing to explore the connection between vaccination and immunity