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If You Are Breastfeeding, What Are Your Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccine?

Trish Taylor is shown breastfeeding her son, Dwayne Taylor III, in her living room, Oct. 12, 2016.
Katie Schoolov
Trish Taylor is shown breastfeeding her son, Dwayne Taylor III, in her living room, Oct. 12, 2016.

As more people are expected to be able to access the COVID-19 vaccines in the coming months, women who are breastfeeding are having questions about the vaccines.

Based on how these vaccines work, experts believe they are unlikely to pose a specific risk for people who are pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the actual risks of the vaccines to pregnant people and fetuses are unknown because these vaccines have not been studied in pregnant women.

The same is true for breastfeeding, however, experts recommend that women who are breastfeeding and eligible for the vaccine receive the shots, and are studying whether a vaccinated woman would actually pass on protective antibodies to her baby.

KPBS is working on a story about breastfeeding women and their questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Please share your thoughts and questions with us.