Zika Virus – 10 Facts You Should Know

By: iTopTopics Staff

5. Zika Virus: Can Zika virus be transmitted through breast milk?

Zika and Breast Feeding

According to CDC, there are no reports of infants getting Zika virus through breastfeeding. Because of the benefits of breast milk, mothers are encouraged to continue breast feeding their infants to boost their immune systems.

WHO recommended to start breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth and to continue for the first 6 months of life remain valid in the current context of Zika virus transmission.