NYS Health Commissioner Updates H1N1 Situation

Cases of H1N1 flu are on the rise in New York State.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines talks with host Bob Smith on 1370 Connection, Monday at 1 pm.

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Has there been any discussion regarding CDC recommendation regarding just delivered moms that are poss or confirmed H1N1 and breastfeeding. Separation and isolation are advised. Moms are being encouraged to pump their breasts and babies to be given that milk. In reality, pumping in the first few days results in very little colostrum, therefore these at risk babies will most likely receive formula which gives them no protection and actually may put them more at risk with serious complications of H1N1 if they do develop it.