29th April 2020
A new addition to the Parent Tips series to help parents during these times – “Supporting breastfeeding during COVID-19“.
Like other mammal babies, it is natural for a human baby to be breastfed, but many people in the UK have lost confidence and skills in breastfeeding. Breast milk contains anti-viral factors and antibodies which are likely to offer your baby some protection against COVID-19. There is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through breastfeeding. If you have any concerns, you can discuss them with your midwife or health visitor (online or over the phone).
The new Supporting breastfeeding during COVID-19 Parent Tips includes:
- How breastfeeding makes a difference
- Can I breastfeed my baby if I have suspected or confirmed coronavirus?
- Starting Breastfeeding
- How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk
- Common Challenges
- Looking after yourself
These new Parent Tips, together with those published last week, can be found in our **Parenting Through Coronavirus (COVID-19)** webpage