Scientists at New York University’s Long Island School of Medicine have detected messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines in human breast milk, according to a new study.
This peer-reviewed research, published on September 26, 2022 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, looked at the breastmilk of 11 healthy breastfeeding women, five of whom had received the Moderna vaccine during pregnancy and six of whom received the Pfizer vaccine.
Participants in the study were asked to collect and freeze their milk before and after vaccination. The milk collected before vaccination served as the control.
One hundred and thirty-one breast milk samples were collected between one hour and five days after women received the vaccines. Just under half of the women enrolled in the study (five out of 11) had detectable amounts of mRNA vaccine components in their breastmilk.
However, no mRNA vaccine was found in the pre-vaccine samples or in the samples taken 48 hours or more after vaccination.
The scientists speculated that after vaccination, lipid nanoparticles containing vaccine mRNA are carried to the mammary glands either through the blood or the lymphatic system.
The study authors contended that they were the first to report that vaccine mRNA reaches breast tissue. Their work seems to have hit a nerve: In the two weeks that this study has been available on-line, it’s been viewed well over 150,000 times, which is highly unusual for a scientific research letter about breastfeeding.
At the same time, the scientists claimed in their study that it proved that vaccinating breastfeeding women is safe. “The sporadic presences of trace quantities of COVID-19 vaccine mRNA detected … suggest that breastfeeding after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination is safe, particularly beyond 48 hours after vaccination,” they concluded.
NYU Scientists Urge Caution
While they did say they believed it was safe for vaccinated mothers to breastfeed, the researchers did add a cautionary note in their discussion.
“However, caution is warranted about breastfeeding children younger than 6 months in the first 48 hours after maternal vaccination, until more safety studies are conducted,” they wrote. “In addition, the potential interference of COVID-19 vaccine mRNA with the immune response to multiple routine vaccines given to infants during the first 6 months of age needs to be considered.”
As the researchers pointed out, initial vaccine safety trials excluded several groups of people, including babies, small children, pregnant women, and lactating moms. However, the CDC is now recommending mRNA vaccines for all of these groups except for infants under six months old.
A Disaster for Infants?
“This isn’t just a disaster for infants,” Alex Berenson, who worked as a reporter for the New York Times for over a decade, wrote in a tweet about the article on September 27, “it’s more proof that mRNA/LNP [lipid nanoparticles] in the shots hits practically every cell in the body.”
Berenson’s tweet to his 428,000 followers, prompted so-called fact checkers to come out full force with claims, which they backed up with Big Medicine establishment sources, that vaccine safety is not a problem. “No Indication Breast Milk After Vaccination Unsafe, Despite Posts About New Study,” an October 4, 2022 article from factcheck.org insists.The fact checkers seem to have forgotten that when the mRNA vaccines were first licensed, experts told the public that the mRNA would stay localized to the arm in which the vaccine was injected because the spike protein and the mRNA degrade so quickly.
That, however, has turned out not to be the case. Instead, several studies have shown that the mRNA actually gets distributed throughout the body to every major organ system. In fact, the mRNA lasts significantly longer than was originally believed as well. It has been detected months after vaccination.
According to Dr. Robert Malone, holder of some of the original patents on mRNA technology, this is probably due to the substitution of pseudo-uridine for uridine in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which was done to avoid the rapid degradation of the molecules.But while using pseudo-uridine has been hailed as a brilliant technological innovation, the result appears to be that the mRNA remains much longer than expected, giving it the opportunity to migrate to cells throughout the body.
Not Safe Breastfeeding
The problem with declaring COVID-19 vaccination safe for breastfeeding mothers is that we now have a growing body of evidence that it is not safe. While lipid nanoparticles and vaccine mRNA may only be detected in breastmilk for less than 48 hours after vaccination, it appears that mRNA can last for months—or perhaps even years—in the vaccine recipient’s body. This causes body cells to continue manufacturing toxic spike proteins and triggering inflammatory responses.
Therefore, it is likely that the mRNA ingested via breastmilk will remain in the body of an infant, whose immune system is far less mature than the parent’s, disrupting the normal progression of immune development.
“The recent study showing evidence that the actual vaccine material (the mRNA) is present in the breast milk of some mothers should have the FDA halting all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers from getting these shots,” Dr. Robert Lowry, a neurologist based in San Antonio, Texas, told The Epoch Times via email. “If this were any other day and age, no government body or physician would ever recommend even a truly safe but new vaccine to a pregnant or breastfeeding woman,” Lowry wrote.“These young infants are still in a rapid time of organ development and cellular division as they grow. If this mRNA is getting into their cells (which it now appears it is), there is no telling the level of mischief that material can cause in the short or long-term in these children. And to think that the likelihood of an infant suffering a significant injury or death from COVID is astronomically low, it makes even less sense. There is essentially nothing that these vaccines are even saving anyone of these infants from. It is all risk and unknown future dangers, and no benefit,” wrote Lowry.
Two of the babies in the study were born extremely premature, at only 26 weeks gestation. Preterm babies are at increased risk of infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, disrupted microbiomes, and a host of other health problems. But even for full-term infants, scientific studies indicate that early disruption in immune development often results in neurological and endocrinological disruption as well. But we will not know what kind of effects, if any, vaccines given to lactating moms will have on their offspring’s brain and immune development for several years, at least.
Problematic to Human Health in a Variety of Ways
Dr. Cindy Schneider is a gynecologist based in Phoenix, Arizona, who is an internationally recognized expert in identifying environmental toxins associated with brain disorders as well as in treating immune, gastrointestinal, and metabolic disorders that co-occur in children with autism.
As Dr. Schneider has pointed out, it is imperative to have clear proof of safety for interventions, like vaccines, designed to prevent an illness rather than to treat it.Others, including Dr. Cammy Benton, an integrative family physician based outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, agree.
“Studies like this in JAMA show that before we declare anything safe and effective, true ethical informed consent should require full testing of any new medical product, along with honest disclosures about what we do and do not know,” said Dr. Benton.
“This is why it should take many years of testing in all types of people to risk-stratify patients based on age, health conditions and more.”
Benton is concerned that this experimental mRNA technology is problematic to human health in a variety of ways.
“We must disclose that we simply don’t know long-term effects related to cancer, autoimmune conditions, or reproductive health,” Dr. Benton said.
“No, we can’t be sure it’s safe.”