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Why don't doctors encourage breast feeding instead of rotavirus vaccine?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: We do

Breast milk is the best nutrition for your newborn and infant.
That is the sole reason women are able to produce milk. While breast milk does contain antibodies, reducing the risk of infection, it is not foolproof. Rotovirus can cause a serious illness, killing over 440, 000 children a year worldwide (5% of all childhood deaths). The vaccine helps to reduce the risk of acquiring the illness.

In brief: We do

Breast milk is the best nutrition for your newborn and infant.
That is the sole reason women are able to produce milk. While breast milk does contain antibodies, reducing the risk of infection, it is not foolproof. Rotovirus can cause a serious illness, killing over 440, 000 children a year worldwide (5% of all childhood deaths). The vaccine helps to reduce the risk of acquiring the illness.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Odd statement

Most moms have decided on a feeding method before the kids doc enters the picture.
That said,we do recommend breastfeeding, but it has it's limitations.The antibodies in BM act like a lubricant that helps prevent viruses from attaching to tissue on their way through the gut. But they do not stop rotavirus from infecting a kid if the exposure is heavy enough.

In brief: Odd statement

Most moms have decided on a feeding method before the kids doc enters the picture.
That said,we do recommend breastfeeding, but it has it's limitations.The antibodies in BM act like a lubricant that helps prevent viruses from attaching to tissue on their way through the gut. But they do not stop rotavirus from infecting a kid if the exposure is heavy enough.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
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