COVID-19 - Breastfeeding and Pregnancy

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Protect mom and baby

new! CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older to help protect against COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines are 100% free  - even if the individual does do not have insurance. HRSA offers no-cost COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccine information, including fact sheets to help both patients and providers understand their rights and responsibilities regarding access.

updated: Key Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Previous Updates and Other Important Information

Find the latest information and tips from CDC for how those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or caring for young children* can protect themselves and their families, information about COVID-19 testing and vaccination before, during, and after pregnancy, and more about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and breastfeeding, including:

  • How pregnant women should protect themselves
  • Risks to the pregnancy and the baby
  • Mother-to-child transmission
  • Breastfeeding if you have COVID-19
  • Pumping/expressing milk if you have COVID-19

*resources also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese

CDC also offers COVID-19 related videos in their American Sign Language series, including Pregnancy and COVID-19, as well a Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents, and information about what to do if you are sick of caring for someone.

You can also find:

  • Communication resources in English and Spanish for general information that include a social media toolkit.
  • Communication Toolkit, available in multiple languages, for specific messaging targeting migrants, refugees, and other limited-English-proficient populations.
  • Videos, such as those on vaccine safety and side effects and public service announcements to tribal communities from Academy Award Recipient Wes Studi (also found on CDC's Tribal Communities COVID-19 page).