Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Academy of Pediatrics state that mothers with COVID-19 can breastfeed.
Breastfeeding with COVID-19
If you are a breastfeeding parent who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms, you can reduce the risk of passing COVID-19 to your infant:
- Wash your hands before and after touching or feeding your baby
- Cover your nose and mouth with a mask or cloth when breastfeeding or expressing milk
- Keep 6 feet distance between you and baby when not feeding or caring for your baby
- Have another healthy adult help with baby’s care when possible
Parent’s Guide To: Shared Decision-Making for Breastfeeding and COVID-19
Parents are encouraged to talk with their health care provider about their decision to breastfeed.
Health Care Providers Guide To: Shared Decision-Making for Breastfeeding and COVID-19
California Department of Public Health
The California Department of Public Health provides up-to-date information and guidance for families and health care providers.