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.
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