Breastfeeding and Pertussis

August 3, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: ,

The Question: Does breastfeeding unvaccinated infants protect them from pertussis? The Study: Nearly 300 infants under six months of age were considered in this study. Sixty-one of the infants were diagnosed with pertussis and 235 had other diagnoses. Vaccinated infants were excluded from the study. The mothers’ breast milk was tested for pertussis antibodies. The Results: Breastfeeding, either…

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