The media is reporting that women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should avoid travel to areas where the Zika virus is found. What about a breastfeeding mother? Should she keep breastfeeding if she may be infected?
As of this writing, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that breastfeeding should continue. However, as research is on-going, please check www.cdc.gov/zika/transmission/ for the most current information.
If you have any health concerns about yourself or your nursling, please contact your health care provider for personal advice.