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 

Message Baby Friendly Newfoundland & Labrador

Baby Friendly Newfoundland & Labrador