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I have coronavirus (COVID-19). Is it safe to keep breastfeeding my baby? –Natasha
Coronavirus has not been found in breast milk. But if you have COVID-19, you could spread the virus to your infant through tiny droplets that spread when you talk, cough, or sneeze.
Talk to your doctor to help decide whether you should continue to breastfeed. Your breast milk is the best nutrition for your baby and can protect against many illnesses. While you are sick, you can give your baby expressed breast milk.
If you choose to breastfeed or give expressed milk in a bottle, to help prevent spreading the virus to your baby:
Try to limit close face-to-face contact with your baby, and cough or sneeze into a tissue (and then throw it away).
If you have a fever, cough, or trouble breathing, call your health care provider. Other coronavirus symptoms may include:
Also call right away if your baby has a fever or trouble breathing, or seems sick.
Check the CDC and WHO websites for up-to-date, reliable information about coronavirus.
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Here are answers to some questions about common breastfeeding concerns – from biting to spitting up.
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Here’s info about how often to breastfeed your baby, how long it takes to nurse, and much more.
Anyone who is sick â even if they don’t know for sure they have coronavirus (COVID-19) â should stay home unless they need medical care. This helps prevent the illness from spreading to others.
Now that coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading through communities in many countries, the best way to fight this spread is for everyone to practice social distancing. Here’s what that means.
We’re learning more about coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Here are answers to some questions you may have about symptoms, care, and protecting your family.
Looking for information about coronavirus (COVID-19)? Find articles and videos that explain what this virus is, how to prepare for it, how to talk to kids about it, and much more.
There’s still much to learn about COVID-19. Still, parents wonder what to do if their child gets sick during the pandemic. Here’s what doctors say to do if your child has coronavirus symptoms.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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