H1N1 and breastfeeding

Are you wondering what breastfeeding mothers should do to keep themselves and their babies healthy during the flu season? I’ve been wondering too as I read the recommendations from different health organizations as they try to figure out what makes sense with the swine flu.

General consensus: wash your hands, take care of yourself, and breastmilk is good for babies. Also, don’t lick pigs. (ok, so they don’t mention the pig-licking but I had to have an excuse to include this picture in my post)


For the rest, check out these links:

CDC recommendations

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

UK Department of Health


2 Comments Add yours

  1. threegirlpileup says:

    OMG, love the picture.

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