Forum Navigation

Experiences of breastfeeding during COVID‐19: Lessons for future practical and emotional support

A large breastfeeding support study in Sweden was carried out in the early summer of 2020 comprised of 1,219 participants with 495 giving birth before the pandemic and 724 giving birth during it. Of those who stopped breastfeeding during the pandemic, 91.3% of participants had given birth during the pandemic compared with 8.7% who gave birth before. The majority of these infants (82.5%) were age 6 weeks or younger. The pandemic strongly affected the breastfeeding rate, possibly due to the lack of social and lactation support from professionals, peers and family.

What do you think we could do better for these families?

Read more here.

Agree to the InCommunity Guidelines ?

Welcome to InCommunity

We are dedicated to maintaining a supportive community of educators and nurses. Please keep the following in mind when using InCommunity.

Respect others’ viewpoints. Please be respectful of all members of our community, including those who share a comment or a tool they use with parents. We want InCommunity to be a safe and welcoming space for all individuals and their ideas. As such, we expect you to constructively discuss ideas or just move on to topics where you can be constructive. Please post only current, relevant links. If you have something to promote, please contact before posting.

The views and opinions shared on InCommunity are those of the people who post and do not necessarily reflect the official position of InJoy or its employees. This area is intended for informational and educational purposes only and does not serve as medical advice, a basis for diagnosis, or recommendation of treatment.

Please do not post any identifying information about your patients or students if you are asking for feedback. Keep things general so we respect other’s privacy. We hope you enjoy sharing and learning from each other!