If I am vaccinated and breastfeeding, do I pass on COVID-19 immunity (antibodies) through breastfeeding?

Question: 

If I am vaccinated and breastfeeding, do I pass on COVID-19 immunity (antibodies) through breastfeeding?

Answer: 
Previous studies looked at mothers who were infected with COVID-19 themselves, but emerging data has also looked at whether vaccinated mothers may be able to pass along antibodies. Several recent small studies have shown that antibodies can be passed from mothers to their infants through breastfeeding. 
 
So, getting vaccinated while breastfeeding not only protects the mother, but could also protect the baby too. However, whether antibodies passed by a vaccinated or an infected parent give a child sufficient protection, and whether that protection lasts, are questions that still need to be answered.
 
Date last reviewed: 
Monday, Jul 26, 2021