COVID-19, Your Family and You

Whether you’re pregnant, caring for a new baby or chasing after a toddler, you’ve got a lot on your mind. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic may have you understandably anxious. The information and resources in the links below can help.

Wondering about the COVID-19 vaccines? Get answers to frequently asked questions, including whether these vaccines are safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women and why they’re not yet authorized for kids under age 5.

Call your healthcare provider if you’re concerned about your health or your child’s well-being. Many providers now have different policies in place for well- and sick-visits; find out in advance how these affect you and your child. 

  • For general info on COVID-19 symptoms, treatment and prevention, tap here.
     
  • For specific guidance on caring for yourself and your family during the pandemic, check out the links below.

So far, most of the infants and young children infected with COVID-19 have experienced mild symptoms (though there have been some serious cases and, more rarely, deaths. 

•  Infant Care & Feeding Guidelines

•  Keeping Up with Vaccines

From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:

•  Protecting Your Children and Family at Home

•  What to Do If You Get Sick

•  Breastfeeding Concerns

From the American Academy of Pediatrics:

•  Coping with the Stress of Newborn Care 

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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