Jakarta – The COVID-19 vaccine is a type of vaccine developed to increase the body’s immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Everyone is recommended to receive this vaccine, including breastfeeding mothers. Prevention is better than cure, it’s true, Mother. Especially during a pandemic like now. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a very important form of prevention. Yes, it is well known that vaccines can protect a person and are much less likely to fall seriously ill. In addition, being vaccinated also means you are less likely to transmit the virus to others. And, it can help protect all family members from the risk of COVID-19, especially those in large families where they often spend time together. If you contract COVID-19, it is very likely that you will become very unwell, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If not vaccinated, there is a risk of getting intensive care. Well, instead of experiencing these risks, of course, it’s better to get a vaccine, right, Mother? Yes, vaccination is indeed an important part of the health of the mother and also the little one. Therefore, both pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are advised to take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. As with pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers were excluded from the COVID-19 vaccine trial, which means clinical safety data are still limited for this group. However, real-world evidence and a growing body of research suggest that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for nursing mothers and their babies. “Researchers have been monitoring what is happening with pregnant and nursing mothers, and there is no concern in terms of increased complications or side effects,” said Karleen Gribble, assistant professor at Western Sydney University. Pontianak Women’s Banner Nikahi Bule/ Photo: haibunda.com/Wishfa Hafshah Dr Gribble adds that there are no theoretical safety concerns based on what is known about similar vaccines. Also, that the COVID-19 vaccine is not considered to pose any risk to nursing mothers or their babies. In Australia, breastfeeding mothers are recommended to use the Pfizer vaccine. Busui is also advised not to stop breastfeeding before or after vaccination. Unlike pregnancy, breastfeeding does not appear to increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. However, vaccination reduces the risk of nursing mothers contracting COVID-19 and spreading the virus to others. In terms of side effects, several small studies have shown that breastfeeding mothers have had similar experiences after the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine as from Pfizer vaccine injections. Breastfeeding mothers also need not worry because there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine can be transmitted through breast milk. Click on the next page, Mom. Also check out the video about breastfeeding guidelines when Mother is infected with COVID-19 below.