Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NB, Canada
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Young born-again mama and loving wife to DH and SAHP to two crazy girls we and believe !
|"Antibodies are abundant in human milk throughout lactation" (Nutrition During Lactation 1991; p. 134). In fact, some of the immune factors in breastmilk increase in concentration during the second year and also during the weaning process. (Goldman 1983, Goldman & Goldblum 1983, Institute of Medicine 1991).|
I'm specifically thinking in terms of delayed vax -- perhaps I should post this on the vax board as well? I tend to believe that if you're going to vax, you should wait until the child's own immune system is mature, which is around 2-3 years old as I recall, and that as long as you're breastfeeding the child is protected as well as or better than with infant vaccination. But I'd like the info to back this up... Or to prove me wrong, if I am!