Covid-19 vaccines safe for breastfeeding mums, declares expert

Khoo Gek San

When a mother is infected with Covid-19 while breastfeeding, her immune system develops antibodies that can be passed to a baby during breastfeeding, says a virologist. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, February 27, 2021.

A VACCINE expert has indicated that it is safe for nursing mothers to receive a Covid-19 shot.

Centre for virus and vaccine research head at Sunway University Professor Poh Chit Laa said health experts believe the mRNA vaccine is safe for breastfeeding mothers even though it has not been tested on that score.

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