Breastfeeding and COVID-19 

Below are two helpful articles discussing breastfeeding and COVID-19 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and La Leche League International (LLLI). This is an evolving situation and families need to make their best decision with the guidance provided.

CDC: Interim Guidance on Breastfeeding for a Mother Confirmed or Under Investigation For COVID-19

“This interim guidance is intended for women who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are persons-under-investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 and are currently breastfeeding. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and the transmission of other viral respiratory infections. CDC will update this interim guidance as needed as additional information becomes available. For breastfeeding guidance in the immediate postpartum setting, refer to Interim Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control of 2019 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings…” READ MORE

LLLI: Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-19) and Other Respiratory Infections

“The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) currently in the news is a rapidly evolving global medical situation with limited information available at this time. La Leche League International (LLLI) respects the efforts of international health and medical organizations and associations to maintain up-to-date information and recommendations as understanding of the virus is developed. LLLI will continue to track the development of the current global health crisis…” READ MORE