Breastfeeding and Coronavirus

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus

Categories: News From LLLI, Resources

Published on 4 March 2020, updated 2 June 2020.

Skip to: LLLI multi-language Media Release – Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and COVID-19
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References in relation to COVID-19, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Donor Milk
Skip to: LLLI multi-language Media Release – Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-19) and Other Respiratory Infections
Skip to: Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirus 
Skip to: LLLI Infographics and social media resources in different languages
Skip to: Video interview with Karleen Gribble – Human Milk Offers Protection in Emergencies/Nelle emergenze l’allattamento protegge

La Leche League International (LLLI) respects the efforts of international health and medical organizations and associations to maintain up-to-date information and recommendations as understanding of the virus is developed. LLLI will continue to track the development of the current global health crisis.
Our resources will be revised to reflect new developments, and posted here.

The LLLI Advocacy, Networking and Action Committee have prepared and published media releases as follows:
Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and COVID-1 (16 April 2020)
Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-19) and Other Respiratory Infections (19 February 2020).
They have been translated into numerous languages – they are all linked in this post.
Please check back as more are being added all the time.

Contact Information: zion@llli.org (LLLI Executive Director, English only)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Contact local LLL entities for languages other than English – search here https://www.llli.org/get-help/

LLLI Media release – Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and COVID-19

Available in the following languages:

ARABIC
DEUTSCHE  
ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
日本語
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΆ
简体中文  
繁體中文

References in relation to COVID-19, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Donor Milk

Extensive list of links to best practices in relation to COVID-19, childbirth and breastfeeding, considerations for handling donor milk and recommended resources regarding human rights in childbirth:

ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
ITALIANO

llli MEDIA RELEASE – Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-19) and Other Respiratory Infections

Available in the following languages:

ARABIC
DEUTSCHE
ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
Français
עברית HEBREW
ITALIANO
MAGYAR
NEDERLANDS
Português
Română
Türk
БЪЛГАРСКИ
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΆ
日本語
繁體中文
简体中文  

Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirus

An article by a mother from Xiamen, China about Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirusand how she managed to keep providing breastfeeding support in a changed landscape.

ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS

LLLI Infographics and social media resources 

We have developed a number of infographics and memes to download, and for use on social media.
As new information comes out we will update our resources; revisions will be posted and linked here.

Facebook

You can view and share our Facebook album of text based Breastfeeding and Coronavirus memes in multiple languages here.
And a graphic and image based memes in multiple languages here and here.
You can also view and share individual language memes.
See examples here.

Infographics

This infographic can be downloaded for use in your communities.
Find translations to download and print here.
Right click on a desktop, or hold and tap on a mobile device to bring up your options to copy or save the image.

Skip to: meme with guidelines for hand expressing and pumping at work or home.

Reviewed April 2020. This version will be updated as new information is received


Meme with guidelines for hand expressing and pumping at work or home.
Find and share in multiple languages here.

Reviewed 20 April 2020

We are also sharing posts relevant to local situations from our entities – in over 80 countries worldwide – on our social media platforms.
Follow us on:
Facebook – @lalecheleagueinternational
Twitter – @lalecheleague
Instagram – LaLecheLeague

Examples of memes from our multi-language albums:

April 2020

 

"Arra bátorítjuk a családokat, hogy felismerjék, milyen fontos szerepe van a szoptatásnak abban, hogy immunvédelmet nyújtson a szoptatott gyermek számára."
Szoptatás és koronavírus, LLLI médiaközlemény, February 2020

 

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus, March 2020
 
Video interview with Karleen Gribble

Human Milk Offers Protection in Emergencies/Nelle emergenze l’allattamento protegge
La Leche League Italia has conducted an interview (in English with Italian subtitles) with the emergency feeding specialist Karleen Gribble, member of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Core Group, as well as the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA).
Find it here: https://www.lllitalia.org/risorse/allattare-durante-un-emergenza.html

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LLLI multi-language Media Release – Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and COVID-19