Ten researchers from the CDC’s National Centers for Immunization and Respiratory Disease (NCIRD) released a paper arguing that because the immune-boosting effects of breastmilk inhibit the effects of the live oral rotavirus vaccine, nursing mothers should delay breastfeeding their infants.
This, dear readers, is the kind of convoluted logic that permeates the pharmaceutical industry. To be fair, the paper does not recommend that mothers stop breastfeeding, merely that they delay nursing at the time that the vaccine is administered. It also says that other avenues for boosting the vaccine’s efficacy should be explored.
Honestly, I don’t care how nuanced their recommendation is. Do they not realize what they have stumbled upon? In demonstrating that breastmilk counters the live vaccine, they’ve shown that breastmilk counters the virus.
Emphasis in the original, and if it weren't there I would have done it. This highlights the unholy stupidity of the credentialed class. Breastmilk is full of immune system-boosting goodies. There's no need to start shooting up a kid with vaccines if they're nursing, because they're getting what they need from mommy dearest!
And who the hell thinks that a mother is going to delay breastfeeding? What kind of family would allow a mother to delay breastfeeding on the advice of some unknown pharmacy-funded asshole from the CDC?
And yet here we have another fucking government agency vomiting out some of the most stupid, bone-headed, completely wrong suggestions, because VACCINES?
Give the kid the vaccine later, after he's done nursing! Maybe the problem in today's world is that more kids are given formula instead of nursing, thus lessening the beneficial effects of breastmilk.
Remember, if X is an unknown quantity, and a spurt is a drip of water under pressure, then an Expert is an unknown drip under pressure.