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Official advice on vaccination of pregnant or breastfeeding women is in disarray


CONFUSION reigns over whether pregnant or breastfeeding women should receive a Covid vaccination, with two government health agencies giving mothers contradictory information. NHS healthcare workers take advice on all vaccination issues from the Green Book which advises that it is safe, while our drug regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) say they cannot give ‘sufficient reassurance’ that pregnant or breastfeeding women will suffer no adverse events, but then they also say it is safe.

The Green Book, which is issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), who take advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), states: ‘There is no known risk associated with giving viral or bacterial vaccines during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.’ (p37)

The important words here are ‘no known’: the risks cannot be ‘known’ because, as the text goes on to say: ‘As with most pharmaceutical products, large clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy have not been carried out.’ This advice was updated on September 4, 2022.

The MHRA offer conflicting advice. One section, updated last Friday, October 7 2022, says that the vaccine is safe. Another section says it is not recommended because scientific studies are incomplete.

On August 16 2022, the MHRA stated that because studies in reproductive animals were ongoing with no date for conclusion, but potentially 2023, ‘it is considered that sufficient reassurance of safe use of the vaccine in pregnant women cannot be provided at the present time’.

When it comes to breastfeeding mothers, the MHRA say that some women reported a transient reduction in their milk supply, but they also say: ‘We have received about 4,000 Yellow Card reports from women breastfeeding at the time of vaccination. Most of these women reported only suspected reactions in themselves which were similar to reports for the general population, with no effects reported on their milk supply or in their breastfed children.’ Which appears contradictory.

The Yellow Card Scheme has received 821 reports of post-vaccination miscarriages, including 23 stillbirths to date, in babies aged 20 weeks to full term, and say nearly 200,000 pregnant women in England, Wales and Scotland have received at least one dose of Covid vaccine. They say miscarriage and stillbirth is equally likely in unvaccinated women.

New drugs should be fully tested before being recommended to pregnant or lactating mothers, and tragic lessons from the past are being ignored. Thalidomide, originally marketed in 1953 as a sedative by the German pharmaceutical company Grünenthal, was subsequently offered as an over-the-counter drug to combat nausea in pregnancy. It caused horrific deformities in an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 babies who were born with shortened limbs and other damage; 40 per cent died at birth or shortly after birth. It was not withdrawn for pregnant women until 1961.

A synthetic oestrogen drug introduced in 1938 called Diethylstilbestrol (DES) was prescribed to millions of American mothers to prevent miscarriages and premature births. When the female babies grew up, they suffered an increased risk of several types of cancer, including breast cancer. Some were born with their whole reproductive system missing. It was withdrawn in 1971, 33 years later, on the advice of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), America’s drugs watchdog.

In the UK, there is little independent investigation that can help women determine what is and what is not true about the effects of the Covid vaccination on mothers and babies, but in Israel, journalist Ranit Feinberg reviewed 648 reports of adverse events reported by breastfeeding mothers or healthcare professionals to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), the US drug safety reporting system, and published the data in Real-Time Magazine.

She discovered that the most common reported side-effects in infants were life-threatening bleeding, anticholinergic syndrome (which is a reaction to medication that causes many symptoms including life-threatening seizures), liver problems (remember the mysterious outbreak of hepatitis reported in 108 British children, blamed on lockdowns weakening their immune systems), anaphylactic shock, neuroleptic syndrome (a life-threatening neurological emergency normally associated with the use of antipsychotic drugs), neurological side-effects such as convulsions and encephalitis, and low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). In most of the reported cases, several life-threatening side-effects were recorded in the same baby.

VAERS publish details from each adverse event reported, whilst the MHRA only publish types of adverse events and numbers of adverse events with no details. Feinberg focused her research on vaccinated breastfeeding mothers, and the reports included the deaths of three babies, with eight listed as ‘unrecovered’. These were independently checked by US journalist, Dr Naomi Wolf, who also has 3,500 volunteers scouring Pfizer’s safety data.

Dr Wolf told filmmaker Steve Bannon during an interview with his news bulletin The War Roomthat this could be seen as a deliberate attack on infants. She said: ‘We’re in such biblical times. This is the slaughter of the firstborns. This is an attack on babies.’

She tried to alert the American media, and healthcare professionals involved with new mothers but failed. She said: ‘We provided five reports about this in May/June 2022, and the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, all those cool nurses and doulas in Birkenstocks who are supposed to be helping nursing moms ignored it and let babies get hurt.’ She added: ‘There were no studies, not even animal studies showing that this vaccine was safe for pregnant or lactating women.’

The VAERS reports are sobering. One mother described what happened to her five-month-old son in case number 1505306. She said: ‘I pumped [breast milk] within an hour of receiving the shot. My son nursed the night following the shot and later had the pumped milk I acquired the same day of the shot. Eleven days later he was found unresponsive during his nap at day care. He was immediately rushed to hospital and doctors were able to get his heart beating again with excessive effort. Organ damage was extensive, and he had no brain function, he did not recover. He passed away 13 days after I received the shot.’

Another five-month-old baby’s death was reported two days after taking his mother’s Pfizer vaccine contaminated breast milk. His case number is 1166062. The report says: ‘Patient [mother] received second dose of Pfizer vaccine on March 17, 2020, while at work. March 18, 2020, her 5 months old, breastfed infant developed a rash and within 24 hours was inconsolable, refusing to eat, and developed a fever. Patient brought baby to local ER where assessments were performed, blood analysis revealed elevated liver enzymes. Infant was hospitalized but continued to decline and passed away. Diagnosis of TTP (thrombotic, thrombocytopenia purpura, a rare blood clotting disorder). No known allergies. No new exposures aside from the mother’s vaccination the previous day.’

Wolf alleges that Pfizer knew breastfeeding babies could be harmed by their vaccinated mother’s milk: ‘What you’ve got to understand,’ she said, ‘is that the Pfizer documents show that Pfizer knew, the FDA knew, the Israeli and New Zealand authorities knew that mRNA was causing convulsions in babies. They knew that four women’s breast milk had been turned blue/green. In the Pfizer documents, one baby died of seizures.’

This phenomenon of blue or green breast milk has since been described as ‘normal’ and University of California researchers say they found no mRNA in the breastmilk of vaccinated mothers two days after they had received their shots. The website Healthline say that green milk can be caused by eating too many leafy greens whilst blue breastmilk is the colour of the milk that comes through first during a feed.

Wolf, whose website is the, has produced five separate reports and at least one video showing ingredients from the vaccine’s lipid nanoparticles, mRNA, and polyethylene glycol (a petroleum product and known allergen used in antifreeze and in the vaccine), have been found in the breast milk of vaccinated breastfeeding mothers.

She said Pfizer advise that your baby might be affected by breast milk after vaccination. ‘They said: “Your baby might be agitated and crying”, but it’s far more serious than that.’

Perhaps the last word should go to Pfizer. Here is an extract from their public information leaflet for COMIRNATY, their latest Covid vaccine:

8.1 Pregnancy

Available data on COMIRNATY administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.

8.2 Lactation Risk Summary

It is not known whether COMIRNATY is excreted in human milk. Data are not available to assess the effects of COMIRNATY on the breastfed infant or on milk production/excretion.

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Sally Beck
Sally Beck
Sally Beck is a freelance journalist with 30 years of experience in writing for national newspapers and magazines. She has reported on vaccines since the controversy began with the MMR in 1998.

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