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A 49-year-old male asked about a 32-year-old female:

Does breastfeeding transmit coronavirus to a baby? can a mom with covid still breastfeed?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No data available: The specifics asked has not been studied so no information is available. The intimacy of close contact during BF would pass this or any other respiratory virus to a breastfeeding infant so the question is a bit unrealistic. Since the virus has not yet been identified in significant numbers in the US it remains more a creation of the sky is falling media that a true risk.

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Last updated Jun 19, 2020

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