After Danielle Quinn received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, she continued to breastfeed her youngest daughter, Elise, in hopes of passing some antibodies to her.
Recently she’s started to sneak some breast milk into the cereal of her older girl, Bria.
“I thought, ‘well, if (breast milk) is good for my one-and-a-half year-old, maybe it’s good for my three-year-old,” Quinn told Global News.
COVID-19 vaccines are not yet approved for children under age 12. The Edmonton mother isn’t the only one hoping to use breast milk to protect children too young to be immunized.
Calgary’s Northern Star Mothers Milk Bank has seen increased interest in milk from COVID-vaccinated women. Some people inquire about giving it to their older kids too.