Breastfeeding During the Covid-19 Pandemic — SDBFC
Information about Breastfeeding During the Covid-19 Pandemic — SDBFC
Covid-19 has caused an unprecedented change in how we as lactation consultants are able to support breastfeeding families. It seems like every day there is new information and new recommendations for breastfeeding parents on what is considered safe when breastfeeding during this pandemic. We just don’t have enough information about this novel coronavirus. Research is being conducted everyday to help guide these new protocols for breastfeeding families. The constant change in recommendations is based on whatever new information doctors and specialists feel creates the safest environment for families, but feels confusing both to us as lactation consultants and as parents.
So, here is what we at SDBFC can do for you.
We can direct you to the most current information and recommendations for breastfeeding during Covid-19 on our new webpage. We can sift through the complicated language and summarize how this impacts you as a breastfeeding family. My plan is to update our website whenever there is a change in recommendations for breastfeeding families, so that you don’t have to hunt down this information yourself.
You have enough to do. Let us help lighten the load.
Please, keep in mind….I am not an epidemiologist or physician. I am definitely not an expert on Covid-19. I am an IBCLC who has been collecting information through webinars and websites, like the CDC, WHO, Mother to Baby, ABM, AAP, USBC, and CBC to share the best resources for you and your family when making a decision about breastfeeding during Covid-19.