If you are a pregnant woman with a Hepatitis C infection there are multiple chances that you will be told that you cannot breastfeed. But hear us out clearly you totally can. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the virus cannot be transmitted through breast milk. However it is prudent that you avoid breastfeeding if you have a cracked nipple. What is Hepatitis C and how does it get transmitted? According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 71 million people suffer from chronic hepatitis C. This virus is spread by coming in contact with contaminated blood.