The CDC has previously recommended that breastfeeding mothers be separated from their infants in cases of maternal H1N1 for a period up to 1 week. As a breastfeeding mother, I found this suggestion impractical and basically preposterous. I was prepared to fight any doctor tooth and nail who felt it was a good idea should the need arise.
Fortunately, the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) released a new set of recommendations that are much more breastfeeding friendly. You can find the article here.
To my knowledge the CDC has not revised its position on separation, but armed with the AAP recommendations it should be easier for moms to negotiate this potentially sticky breastfeeding situation!