This is an exceptionally challenging time for families. Breastfeeding your baby without the usual close support of family, friends and breastfeeding support groups may make your experience different or more difficult than you expected it to be.

One way you can connect with other breastfeeding families in our province for support and ideas is through the Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group.

Your public health nurse and family physician are also available to answer questions and provide support.

The current evidence that is available to us indicates that the virus does not pass through breastmilk. However, always wash your hands before feeding your baby and if you do feel unwell, wear a mask and call 811 for advice.

Please see the current information on breastfeeding and Coronavirus here. This will be updated regularly if guidelines change.

For support with breastfeeding during COVID-19


Call your Public Health Nurse


Breastfeeding Support Group on Facebook


Contact the Baby Friendly NL Team

Helpful Websites and Documents


WHO Breastfeeding Advice


Safely Fed COVID Resources


Health Canada Pregnancy Advice


Le Leche League Coronavirus Resources 


COVID-19 Vaccination and Pregnancy/Breastfeeding

COVID-19 Planning for your Vaccine Handout (BC Ministry of Health and Centre for Disease Control)

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National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)

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COVID-19 and Infant Feeding Key Messages (Breastfeeding Committee for Canada)

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Breastfeeding and COVID-19 (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Baby, me and the COVID Vaccine Resource List (Breastfeeding Buddies)

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