Breastfeeding Help/Links

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  1. COVID-19
  2. Baby Behavior
  3. Breastfeeding
  4. Breast Pump Use
  5. Breast Surgery
  6. Breast Milk Production, Low
  7. Dads
  8. Engorgement
  9. Hand Expression
  10. Medications
  11. Milk Bleb/Blister
  12. Nipple Pain
  13. Post Partum Depression- Anxiety
  14. Skin-to-Skin
  15. Tongue, Lip, Cheek Ties
The pandemic COVID-19 has brought with it anxiety, fears and concerns for not only yourself but also for your unborn or lactating baby.  The information that we are receiving is constantly changing as this pandemic evolves.  Please read information from credible sources; ensure that it is an entity that supports/promotes breastfeeding.  

Consider the fact that the benefit of breastfeeding outweighs the risk of your baby contracting coronavirus.  Up to this date, there have not been any confirmed cases of babies contracting coronavirus through mother's milk. The World Health Organization reports of a research that suggest that this is not likely.   

Hospitals/Healthcare Providers should take into consideration parent's wishes to breastfeed and/or room-in (have baby in your room at all times) with their infant.  They should teach you steps that you can take such as wearing a mask while breastfeeding if mother is positive, along with washing your hands well before touching your baby.   When either mother or baby is ill, pumped breast milk can be provided for your little one, thus protecting your milk supply while you are separated.  

Click on the icons below to read more about coronavirus and breastfeeding. To read research articles, go to Health Care Providers section on far left. 

abm_logoAAP  World health  



Research has not been done on pregnant and/or breastfeeding women to see if the COVID-19 vaccine is safe or not. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should be well informed and discuss with her healthcare provider:

  • the individual risk of contracting COVID-19
  • the anticipation of how she would tolerate the illness of COVID-19
  • any pre-existing conditions that would increase risk of contracting or severity of COVID-19
  •  the risks and benefits of the vaccine 
Here are some links from reputable sources that may help guide you. Informed consent is a patient right. 
 Be informed. 

Click on the links below to read more about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

WHO Vaccine Recommendations

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Infant Risk Center
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics FAQ Covid-19 Vaccine