If I am vaccinated and breastfeeding, do I pass on COVID-19 immunity to my baby?

Question: 

If I am vaccinated and breastfeeding, do I pass on COVID-19 immunity to my baby?

Answer: 

Several recent small studies have shown that antibodies can be passed to infants through breastfeeding. Getting vaccinated while breastfeeding not only protects the parent 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: 
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021