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I just received the first shot of the hepatitis vaccine series. can i still safely breastfeed my baby?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
BREAST FEEDING: What hepatitis vaccine did you have? You can continue breast feeding. It will not harm the baby. Your immunity will be transmitted to the baby.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The hepatitis b series can be given during breast feeding without any negative effect for baby.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice: Yes you can. Hepatitis vaccine is usually started/given in the hospital after delivery prior to being released.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: There is no passage of any detrimental material that we know of into the breast milk from any of the material in any of the hepatitis shots, either a or b.

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