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Should I get the mumps vaccine if I am breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you can get a mumps vaccination. Getting the vaccine will not cause your baby any harm. Breastfeeding should not keep you from getting the mumps vaccine. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have about your baby's health and exposure to the vaccine.

However, in the US mumps vaccine is available only in two combination products: one with measles and rubella and the other with measles, rubella and varicella vaccines.

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