From the CDC:

Breastfeeding if you have COVID-19

  • Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses and is the best source of nutrition for most infants.

  • You, along with your family and healthcare providers, should decide whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding

  • In limited studies, COVID-19 has not been detected in breast milk; however we do not know for sure whether mothers with COVID-19 can spread the virus via breast milk.

  • If you are sick and choose to direct breastfeed:

    • Wear a facemask and wash your hands before each feeding.

  • If the you are sick and choose to express breast milk:

    • Express breast milk to establish and maintain milk supply.

    • A dedicated breast pump should be provided.

    • Wash hands before touching any pump or bottle parts and before expressing breast milk.

    • Follow recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use, cleaning all parts that come into contact with breast milk.

    • If possible, consider having someone who is well feed the expressed breast milk to the infant.

Information from the WHO:

Is it safe to receive a package from any area where COVID-19 has been reported?

 

Yes. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.

I have COVID-19 and am too unwell to breastfeed my baby directly. What can I do?

 

If you are too unwell to breastfeed your baby due to COVID-19 or other complications, you should be supported to safely provide your baby with breastmilk in a way possible, available, and acceptable to you. This could include:

  • Expressing milk;

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