Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending July 11, 2021. 

More than 12,000 pregnant and recently pregnant women are already participating. Help us understand the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and babies. Be a part of it!

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COVID-19 antibodies in breast milk

Finally, scientists are studying how vaccines impact pregnant and nursing women. They’ve found that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Miderna covid vaccines do not pass through breast milk; but the protective antibodies that the vaccines induce you to make do. So you can have your shot and safely breastfeed, too. Read more here.

This is important for you because these antibodies may offer your baby some partial protection from COVID-19, but everyone who goes near him should still ideally be vaccinated and masked.

Cardi B-aby bump

Cardi B is pregnant with baby #2. Read more and see pics here.

This is important for you because…?

Child tax credit

People who have a baby this year and next may be eligible for a tax credit, which has been raised because of the additional financial challenges so many new parents had to face during the pandemic. It can be a bit confusing to determine who qualifies for how much, though, so make sure you delve into it so you can get as the IRS is willing to give you. FInd the information here.

This is important for you because it’s a TAX CREDIT.

The Truth and Other Hidden Things

Bells Walker is pregnant–and she has a kid about to go to college. Lea Geller chronicles Bells’ adventures during this crazy time in The Truth and Other Hidden Things, her charming second novel. Read more here.

This is important for you because it is prime light, beachy summer reading.

Diana Gitig
Dr. Diana Gitig has a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics from Cornell University, and has been writing about issues in biology – from molecular biology to cancer to immunology to neuroscience to nutrition to agriculture - for the past fifteen years. She has three teenaged children.

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