Breastfeeding and the Coronavirus: What We Know Right Now
With the changes in the spread of the Coronavirus, there are many unknowns when it comes to breastfeeding, but we are watching developments with a keen eye.
At Wumblekin, we believe in providing our customers with information that is backed by science.
At this point, very little information is available on the effects of newborns and the virus and if it can be transmitted through breastmilk.
However, we are relying on information that is available from the interim guidance from the CDC, as well as the New England Journal of Medicine. Our best advice? Be very flexible with your birth plan right now.
Fed is Best
It is important to remember that a fed baby is the most important goal for them to thrive. If you decide to use formula as a precaution, then know that what you are doing is best for your baby, making sure they are fed.
One of our Certified Nurse-Midwives shares her experience with bottle feeding
- Maryanne Scherer, CNM