Breastfeeding and Coronavirus

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus

Categories: News From LLLI, Resources

Published on 4 March 2020, revised 12 March 2020.

Skip to: LLLI Media release in different languages

Skip to: Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirus 
Skip to: LLLI Infographics and social media resources in different languages 
Skip to: Current references on best practices in relation to COVID-19 and breastfeeding 

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 prepared and published a media release called Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-19) and Other Respiratory Infections on the 19 February 2020.
It has since 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: (LLLI Executive Director, English only)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Contact local LLL entities for languages other than English – search here


Available in the following languages:

עברית HEBREW

Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirus

An article by Missy Wang from Xiamen, China about Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirusand how LLL Leaders managed to keep providing breastfeeding support in a changed landsacape.

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.


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


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.

Poster with graphics and text about breastfeeding and the coronavirus
March 2020. This version will be updated as new information is received


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 a meme from our multi-language albums:

"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

Current references on Best Practices in relation to COVID-19 and breastfeeding

As new statements and resources are published we will list here:

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