Can a mother infected with Zika (Zica) virus breastfeed?

Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should avoid travel to areas where the Zika virus is found. What about someone who is breastfeeding? Should they keep breastfeeding if they may be infected?

As of this writing, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that breastfeeding should continue. Please find the most up to date information here: www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html  or www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6502e1.htm 

General information is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/ and The Public Health Agency of Canada  

If you have any health concerns about yourself or your nursling, please contact your health care provider for personal advice.

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society