What if I infect my newborn? Can I breastfeed?
As a new mom, your concerns are valid. At this moment, there is no evidence to suggest that the virus can be carried in breast milk so it is perfectly safe to breastfeed.
Nothwithstanding, you should be cautious when breastfeeding. As sneezing and coughing on your baby could lead to infection.
Still worried? You may decide to feed your baby with formula but you must ensure bottles are sterilized. And if you are expressing breast milk at home or hospital, ensure you use a dedicated breast pump. DO NOT SHARE!
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RCOG.org - Coronavirus infection and pregnancy [Accessed March 26th 2020]
WHO - Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding [Accessed March 26th 2020]