Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Is it true that formula-fed babies should delay vaccines?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on Jun. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

This question is closed.
Answers (25)
  • Breastfeeding enhances vaccine effectiveness
    Breastfed infants showed better serum and secretory responses to oral and parenteral vaccines than those formula-fed.

    Han-Zoric, M., "Antibody responses to parenteral and oral vaccines are impaired by conventional and low protein formulas as compared to breastfeeding." Acta Paediatr Scand 1990; 79:1137-42

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • ummmm no that is the dumbest thing ever
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • N

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • No. Both of mine were formula fed and there was no recommendations of delaying vaccinations at all from the doctor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • O
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • NO
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Never hear that one before.. I will be very intrested to read some of the other replies if others have info.. My kids are 17,10 and 8 now so. It has been awhile.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:04 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I have never heard this
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 10:05 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Uhhh, NO. Babies need their vacinations no matter how they are fed.
    This IS a very strange question.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • May 13, 2010


    Breast Not Best? Study Suggests Rotavirus Vaccines Work Better With Formula.


    Rotavirus vaccines are heavily promoted in third world nations where lack of clean water and proper healthcare often leads to infection, diarrhea and even death. This abstract below from The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal suggests that mothers should not breastfeed during the time of administration of rotavirus vaccines (RotaTeq and Rotarix) in order to increase their efficacy. How would women, who do not have access to clean water, make safe infant formula which, we believe, requires clean water? 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN