It is important for nursing mothers to get influenza vaccines to protect themselves from influenza. The mother’s protection from the flu will contribute to the protection of the infant, since it is highly probable that an infected mother will pass the germs to her infant in close contact. This is especially important for infants younger than six months of age. Because infants receive the flu vaccine after six months of age.
A disadvantage specific to the breast-feeding period is not known for influenza vaccine.