You may have seen on other blogs or on Facebook that CDC scientists recently authored a study suggesting that mothers stop breastfeeding to make the rotavirus vaccine more effective (other people's characterization, not mine). I overheard it being discussed at a mom's group last week.
Fortunately, the president of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the organization representing physicians knowledgeable about breastfeeding, posted a response on the organization's blog. Thanks to Best for Babes for the tip!
It's a complicated issue and I'll leave it to the post to explain it all, but the bottom line is: Don't panic, don't stop breastfeeding, don't storm the CDC headquarters in Atlanta. In short, as this war-time parody poster says, Keep Calm and Nurse On.