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Myths about Certain Infections
Topic Outline
Maternal/Parental Infections Myths about Certain Infections


Parents are frequently told to pump and dump or disrupt lactation for various infections. While special considerations are noted for specific infections in the other articles on, the following infections typically do not preclude breastfeeding:

  • GI Illnesses
  • Hep B
  • Hep C
  • Influenza
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • MRSA
  • RSV
  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19)
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • West Nile
  • Yellow Fever