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Impact of Withholding Breastfeeding at the Time of Vaccination on the Immunogenicity of Oral Rotavirus Vaccine—A Randomized Trial

This article, published in PLOS One, reports on the results of a study that examined the immune effect of withholding breastfeeding one hour before and after administration of the live, oral, monovalent rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix®, in infants in Pakistan. The researchers found that withholding breastfeeding around the time of rotavirus vaccination does not appear to improve a child’s immune response to rotavirus vaccines. To the contrary, the immune response in infants immediately breastfed tended to be higher than in those withheld from breastfeeding.

Author: Ali A, Kazi AM, Cortese MM, et al.

Published: 2015

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(Located at journals.plos.org)

Citation: Ali A, Kazi AM, Cortese MM, et al. Impact of Withholding Breastfeeding at the Time of Vaccination on the Immunogenicity of Oral Rotavirus Vaccine—A Randomized Trial. PLOS One. 2015;10(6):e0127622.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia