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Milk Banking and COVID-19

The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. As always, HMBANA remains dedicated to providing safe donor human milk to infants in need. Screening criteria for milk donors are rigorous, and designed to protect the incoming milk supply.

For more details, please read our full statement on milk banking and COVID-19.

The CDC has now provided interim guidance for women who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are persons-under-investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 and are currently breastfeeding. 

For additional details and the latest information, including tips on how to stay healthy, please visit  

Page last reviewed: April 2, 2020.