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Is the adult pertussis vaccine safe while breastfeeding??

 


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so? That doesn't prove safety. Assuming that there is no risk to infants of breastfeeding mothers who are vaccinated is still an assumption. The manufacturers do not do studies on whether or not the vaccine is passed through breastmilk and if it is what impact or effect it may have. Saying there are no known risks when you are not studying it and not looking for any effects is meaningless to me.
 

 


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I think if you are going to be afraid of every cough/cold etc, you might as well just get the DTAP shot for your baby when he is 2 months old. My brother and mother were unvaxed (I had one shot DTP and had a bad reaction so my mom stopped all shots after that) growing up. My brother and mom both had pertussis when I was in Junior High. It was literally miserable for 6 weeks. The cough caused my mom to vomit blood a few times. Nights are the worst. And the times when they are most contagious they don't have the "whooping" sound so they assumed it was just a cold.  The shot, even if it is not 100% effective at eliminating whooping cough, it DOES lesson the horrible cough that most people develop from pertussis. Because of my experience with pertussis I vaccinated DD. DTaP is MUCH different then DTP which, if I am not mistaken, is the vaccine that was linked to sids and other more serious reactions like encephalitis, etc. Besides that, can't those who are vaccinated be passing the pertussis to your kids when they think it's just a cough bc the horrible whoop is not there?


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Keep in mind that the most common time for pertussis is summer, not winter.

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Is the adult pertussis vaccine safe while breastfeeding??

 

 


Scientifically speaking, it depends on your genetics. Have you had a blood relative with Guillain Barre? You might want to think twice about it. While not "hereditary", there is a strong genetic factor of GB.

 

The bottom line is, (and I dont assume you don't know this :) ) what works for one might not work for another. That's a genetic, scientific, inarguable fact not subject to any moral high road, snotty comment, or subjective judgment. There is no "one size fits all" for ANYTHING in life, so anyone saying a definitive yes or no...well, anyway duh.gif. Believe in science, believe in whatever, there is no one size fits all. "Safety" is based on a general tally and not individual, which is often not taken into consideration. Reactions are not always reported, so what is safe is questionable.

 

I suggest you look up the ingredients from the various drug companies (available on their websites), the CDC's report on TDAP, VAERS, and other sites to give you a well rounded picture. Obviously, CDC is in the business of vaccinating, so bear that in mind. Likewise, anti vaccination sites are on the other end. However, I like to hear from people and not just statistics.

 

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Well it's now two weeks later and myself and my newborn still have no signs of any cold or cough... would it be safe to assume at this point that whatever my dh had wasn't Pertussis? My other two kids got a slight cough and runny nose right after dh but all 3 are totally fine now.


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Well it's now two weeks later and myself and my newborn still have no signs of any cold or cough... would it be safe to assume at this point that whatever my dh had wasn't Pertussis? My other two kids got a slight cough and runny nose right after dh but all 3 are totally fine now.



 That's good! Sounds like it was a regular run of the mill cold/cough/


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