Finally, after nine months inside your tummy, now you can hold and care for your baby in your arms. Though the world may be a scary place to give birth to your little one because of the pandemic, you made it through, mama. Congratulations! Now, on to the next step: breastfeeding your baby during COVID-19.
With social distancing as a general protocol to minimize infections, you might have some hesitations about holding and breastfeeding your child, especially if you’re not in your best health. Can you actually pass on the virus while breastfeeding? What are the precautions you should take? We asked Dr. Marini Esguerra, a pediatrician and breastfeeding advocate, some important questions every breastfeeding mom should ask.