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Corona Virus and Breastfeeding

The LaLeche League has just released an opinion statement concerning Corona Virus.  Its basically the same as for Influenza virus.  Once you know you have the virus,  the infant has already been extensively exposed for several days at least.  No real need to remove infant from the breast or breast milk.

Tom Hale Ph.D.

 

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

19 February 20

Breastfeeding and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

This article clearly suggests that it may be beneficial to continue breastfeeding and infant in a mother who has been consuming opiates, particularly those dependent on opiates. They suggest it may actually reduce infant withdrawal somewhat.