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Can the Zika virus pass through breast milk?

There is currently no research to show that the Zika virus can spread through breast milk.

Zika virus has been found in breast milk, but there are no reports of babies getting infected with Zika from breastfeeding. Learn more at marchofdimes.org/zika.

There are currently no reports of infants getting Zika through breastfeeding.

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