• MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Contraindications & Precautions

Can I give MMR to a breastfeeding mother or to a breastfed infant?

Yes. Breastfeeding does not interfere with the response to MMR vaccine. Vaccination of a woman who is breastfeeding poses no risk to the infant being breastfed. Although it is believed that rubella vaccine virus, in rare instances, may be transmitted via breast milk, the infection in the infant is asymptomatic.

Last reviewed: June 19, 2023

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