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traveling internationally :/ [Dec. 11th, 2008|05:52 am]
Delaying Vaccination


I posted this to the breastfeeding community as I wanted to know whether any of my immunity from vaccines would be passed through breast milk to my daughter.

I got a lot of advice to vaccinate her before we left. I have no idea what to do! Opinions please?

My husband and I will be visiting his family in the Philippines in February. We will be taking our daughter who will be 8 months old.

We have been planning to delay vaccinations for her as we felt it was the right choice for us in Australia. My husband wants us to have her immunized before going to the Philippines however. I am still torn on the issue as I had not anticipated traveling internationally before she was two.

[User Picture]From: hapersmion
2008-12-11 02:48 am (UTC)
With regards to tetanus - if the child has already been injured and there's risk of tetanus (with a deep puncture wound or other wound that doesn't bleed), it isn't the tetanus vaccine you need, but the immune globulin.

I've heard that mothers don't convey much immunity from vaccines through breastmilk, but I don't know for sure.
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