I am pretty sure I read that if a mother had a case of xyz, she passes some immunity through her breastmilk to her child - at least for the first few months.
I have also read that a vaccine does not work the same way - one does not pass immunity for a disease through breastmilk to an infant.
Example: If I had the chicken pox, I would pass some immunity to chicken pox down to a breastfed infant.
If I had the chicken pox vaccine, I would not pass immunity to chicken pox through my breastmilk.
Any links? Am I correct or incorrect?
ETA: I am interested in those who had vaccines prior to pregnancy, typically on schedule. I am not interested in vaccine given during pregnancy because I think it is a foolish practice.
Edited by kathymuggle - 2/25/13 at 5:13am