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The Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition is dedicated to bringing resources and information to all mothers on their breastfeeding journey.

Would you like to hear what the professionals are talking about? Here are sources for in-depth information regarding recent policies and research.

When a mother returns to work, breastfeeding remains an important need for the baby’s nutrition. Here are resources for working mothers and employers.

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LATEST NEWS

ABM STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)

In limited studies on women with COVID-19 and another coronavirus infection, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), the virus has not been detected in breast milk; however we do not know whether mothers with COVID-19 can transmit the virus via breast milk.

Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses. There are rare exceptions when breastfeeding or feeding expressed breast milk is not recommended. CDC has no specific guidance for breastfeeding during infection with similar viruses like SARS-CoV or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) also both Corona viruses. In a similar situation to COVID-19, the CDC recommends that a mother with flu continue breastfeeding or feeding expressed breast milk to her infant while taking precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant. Given low rates of transmission of respiratory viruses through breast milk, the World Health Organization states that mothers with COVID-19 can breastfeed. Current CDC guidance on COVID-19 and breastfeeding is available here.

https://www.bfmed.org/abm-statement-coronavirus

ACOG Practice Advisory Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID -19)