Is it true that women who decide to vaccinate against COVID-19 while breastfeeding have to stop it?

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Is it true that women who decide to vaccinate against COVID-19 while breastfeeding have to stop it?

No, breastfeeding women who have decided to vaccinate should not stop breastfeeding because the well-documented benefits for the newborn would be lost in the face of highly unlikely risks following the mother's COVID-19 vaccination.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM). ABM Statement. Consideration for COVID-19 vaccination in lactation. December 14 2020 (English)

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Giusti A, Zambri F, Marchetti F, Sampaolo L, Taruscio D, Salerno P, Chiantera A, Colacurci N, Davanzo R, Mosca F, Petrini F, Ramenghi L, Vicario M, Villani A, Viora E, Zanetto F, Donati S Interim indications for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and care of the very young of 0-2 years in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Version 31 May 2020. Rome: Higher Institute of Health; 2020 (ISS COVID-19 Report No. 45/2020)

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG). Update advice on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding. News 30 December 2020 (English)

World Health Organization (WHO). Interim recommendations for use of the Pfizer – BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, under Emergency Use Listing. Interim guidance. 8 January 2021 (English)

World Health Organization (WHO). Interim Recommendations for the use of the Moderna m-RNA-1273 vaccine against COVID-19. Interim guidance. 25 January 2021 (English)

European Medicines Agency (EMA). Comirnaty. COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (nucleoside-modified). 21 December 2020 (English)

European Medicines Agency (EMA). EMA recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna. News 06 January 2021 (English)

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