A recall by the nation’s largest infant formula maker has plunged the United States into a shortage, leading parents to scramble to find ways to feed their newborns. Since the beginning of May, over 40% of baby food has been sold out. A TikToker and mum said a mum in need turned down her breast milk donation, saying it was “poison because I’m vaccinated”.
TikToker Sam (@sambearrr) posted the clip of herself on her phone on June 30th. The text overlay reads, “*I replied to a local Facebook post asking for donor milk because her baby is formula intolerant, she is out of donor milk and her baby is crying with hunger.*”
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Then it says, “*She tells me my milk is poison because I’m vaccinated and she’d rather starve her baby.*”
In the comments, another person said they experienced the same thing when trying to donate breast milk: “Every time I tried to donate, people rejected me because I’m vaccinated. Eventually I just stopped donating.”
“I never thought it would be so difficult to find someone willing to accept my donation,” Sam replied.
“I mean her loss but poor baby,” commented another person.
Another user said, “I would call CPS about this.”
“I encountered the same problem. It’s awful,” wrote another.
As of Friday, the video has over 193,000 views.
A study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology found that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine transmits antibodies through breast milk, giving babies more protection against the virus. No evidence has been found that the vaccine is harmful to the mother or baby during breastfeeding, but some people are still hesitating. On April 7, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 77% of the United States population has received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Daily Dot reached out to Sam via Instagram direct message.
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*Initial publication: July 8, 2022 at 8:18 pm CDT
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