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Breastfeeding and covid-19 vaccines – will they affect your baby?

A women holds her newborn baby after a home birth

A woman holds her baby after a home birth

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Following a change in official guidance in April, people who are breastfeeding in the UK have now been given the green light to receive a covid-19 vaccination. This is great news. But in the absence of any clinical trials proving that it is safe to have a covid-19 vaccine while breastfeeding, the onus appears to be on new parents like me to decide for themselves whether to go ahead and get jabbed. I took a break from nappy changes and nap schedules to find out what research …