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By breastfeeding, you may pass some antibodies you have made in response to the MMR vaccine to your child.  These antibodies may provide some protection, but this protection is limited and short-term and is not enough to protect a child from infection with measles, mumps or rubella.

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It is safe for babies to breastfeed after mothers receive the influenza vaccine or flu shot. Nursing mothers should receive the influenza vaccine or flu shot given by needle, which contains dead influenza viruses that cannot cause infection.

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It is recommended that pregnant women who are at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season get the flu vaccine.

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