Study Overview

The Covid and Lactating Mothers – CALM Study is a research study designed to look at whether the virus causing the COVID disease can be found in breast milk and whether mothers can transfer antibodies to protect their infant in their breastmilk.

The study consists of 1 visit at the ACNC and 10 milk collection over about 6 months. At first, we will ask you to fill out questionnaires and collect milk samples until you are recovered. Around 3 months after your diagnosis, we will ask you and your child to come to the ACNC to collect a blood and milk sample. After that, we will ask you to continue collecting milk every month for another 3 months.

To thank you for your participation, a 3-month supply of diapers and a $50 check may be provided.

Study Eligibility

  • This is a study for breastfeeding moms who have tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.

Contact Information

Call 501-364-3309 or email acncstudies@archildrens.org.