Hepatitis C Virus
Despite the fact that hepatitis C RNA has been found in breastmilk of mothers infected with hepatitis C, transmission of hepatitis C virus has not been documented to occur through breastfeeding. Mothers who are + for hepatitis C virus should consider refraining from breastfeeding if they have cracked/bleeding nipples1.
- American Academy of Pediatrics In: Kimberline DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, eds. Section 2: Recommendations for Care of Children in Special Circumstances, Red Book: 2018-2021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases 31st Itasca IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018: p.117