Can a sick mother breastfeed her baby?

Name of Office: FHO, NCDPC

Yes. When a mother is sick, antibodies are produced to fight infection. Antibodies are secreted in the breast milk and are transferred to the baby during breastfeeding. Although there are instances when sick mother should temporarily stopped breastfeeding like; when mother is undergoing chemotherapy or when exposed to radiation, she should be cleared first before returning to breastfeeding.