The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of medicine. It is one of the most credible international peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, and they just published an alarming study.
On September 26, 2022, JAMA pediatrics posted a study that found “trace amounts” of the mRNA vaccine were detected “in the breast milk of some lactating women. Caution is warranted regarding #breastfeeding infants younger than six months in the first two days after maternal COVID-19 vaccination.”
I’m old enough to remember when this was a conspiracy theory. In 2021, people were canceled and de-platformed for suggesting this.
Days after U.S. President Joe Biden said he would direct states to make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by May 1, a post on social media claimed that the vaccines cause infertility and that nursing mothers who have been vaccinated can cause harm to their babies.
The post in question claims that vaccine recipients who are nursing will cause dangerous side effects to their children is also baseless. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which recommends that those breastfeeding get the COVID-19 vaccine, “There is no need to stop breastfeeding if you want to get a vaccine.”
Furthermore, Dr. Molly Stout, maternal fetal medicine director at Michigan Medicine Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, previously explained to Michigan Health (here) that “vaccination is recommended for nursing mothers because benefits of the vaccine outweigh the theoretical risks regarding the safety of vaccinating.”
Now the experts are warning breastfeeding women to take caution.