CHEER has partnered with the USBC affiliated Workplace Support Constellation and Center for WorkLife Law to develop and disseminate a cobranded version of their “Your COVID-19 Workplace Rights: Breastfeeding and Lactation” document; a resource about the rights of breastfeeding workers in the context of the pandemic.
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Sullivan and Thompson outline two sets of guidelines for a) breastfeeding mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19, and b) breastfeeding women who have been exposed to or have a high risk of contracting the virus through their jobs and other avenues.
New research at UC San Diego has found that breast milk does not spread the Coronavirus.
"I think it's safe to say that breast milk is safe, that donor milk is safe, and that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks," says Dr. Lars Bode, the Director of the UC San Diego Mommy’s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository, which conducted the study. "We don't have any risks identified at this point."