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SouthCoast Health Lactation Counselor, Carisa Elmore Discusses Breastfeeding with WSAV

Monday, August 23, 2021


August is National Breastfeeding Month, which provides the opportunity to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, even for those mothers who have contracted COVID-19. SouthCoast Health Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Counselor, Carisa Elmore recently spoke to WSAV about this topic and shared that the pandemic has led to an increase in the number of moms now choosing to breastfeed.

“If a mom has a known virus and she is continuing to breastfeed, then she’s already giving her baby such great protection by those antibodies passing through her breast milk to her infant,” Elmore said.

Elmore shared that many mothers who did not go into pregnancy wanting to breastfeed have changed their minds because of the uncertainty of the pandemic. They know the best way for infants to get natural antibodies is through breast milk.

Watch the interview here to learn more

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