n general, you can continue breastfeeding without problems. You should only avoid breastfeeding in 3 very specific cases:

  • if your nipple has bleeding cracks or fissures
  • if you have acute Chagas disease caused by consuming a drink contaminated with kissing bugs in Latin America
  • if you have chronic Chagas disease and the infection has been reactivated because of lowered defences

In these three cases, one alternative may be to use your own breast milk after it has been heated using a double boiler or a microwave.