COVID-19 and Infant Feeding

There is a lot of information being shared from around the world about COVID-19 and infant feeding practices. We will try to provide links that can help you with providing information to clients and colleagues. As we are a company that meets its obligations under the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes we will not provide links that violate the International Code. We will also try to provide links to information in other languages. 

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Resources online



The University of Regina - Dr. Shela Hirani VIDEO Breastfeeding during COVID-19: An Information Guide 

SafelyFed Canada COVID-19 Updates  

CPS Breastfeeding when mothers have suspected or proven COVID-19 (May 6, 2020)

Public Health Agency of Canada Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for newborns: advice for mothers (COVID-19)


Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health COVID-19, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, Breast Milk

Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition

Baby Milk Action Infant & Young Child Feeding in the context of COVID-19 

WHO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Breastfeeding and COVID-19 For health care workers (28 April 2020)

WHO Q&A on COVID-19 and breastfeeding (28 April 2020)

WHO Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Breastfeeding Infographics

USBC Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, including COVID-19* (April 28, 2020) 

USAID Advancing Nutrition Counselling package - Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations when COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed (24 April 2020)

Queensland Health Perinatal care of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 pregnant women

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy

CDC Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings

CDC Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


Information booklet

Breastfeeding is Emergency Preparedness

Research articles

Impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child health

Busch-Hallen, J., Walters, D., Rowe, S., Chowdhury, A., & Arabi, M. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child health. The Lancet Global Health. undefined(20)30327-2

Mistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn care

Gribble, K., Mathisen, R., Ververs, M., & Coutsoudis, A. (2020). Mistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn care. International Breastfeeding Journal, 15(1).

Neonatal management and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: an observation cohort study

Salvatore, C. M., Han, J., Acker, K. P., Tiwari, P., Jin, J., Brandler, M., Cangemi, C., Gordon, L., Parow, A., DiPace, J., & DeLaMora, P. (2020). Neonatal management and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: An observation cohort study. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. undefined(20)30235-2

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus Disease‐2019. Ad interim indications of the Italian Society of Neonatology endorsed by the Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies

Davanzo, R., Moro, G., Sandri, F., Agosti, M., Moretti, C., & Mosca, F. (2020). Breastfeeding and coronavirus disease-2019. Ad interim indications of the Italian society of neonatology endorsed by the union of European neonatal & perinatal societies. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e13010.



SafelyFed Canada et Mouvement allaitement du Québec Ressources pour l'alimentation des nourrissons - COVID-19

Agence de la santé publique du Canada Grossesse, accouchement et soins des nouveau-nés : conseils à l’intention des mères (COVID-19)

SCP L’allaitement par les mères atteintes d’une COVID-19 présumée ou confirmée (le 8 mai, 2020)


MSSS Santé et service sociaux Québec  COVID-19 - Directives au réseau de la santé et des services sociaux

Mouvement allaitement du Québec (MAQ)


COVID-19 in gravidanza, parto e allattamento: gli aggiornamenti nazionali e internazionali della settimana 19-26 marzo 2020 

La Leche League Italia


Lactancia en emergencia COVID-19

Guía Operativa para la toma de decisiones en la emergencia COVID-19


La Leche League International - Breastfeeding and Coronavirus