Breastfeeding and coronavirus: Mothers with COVID-19 unlikely to pass virus if they use proper hygiene
The risk of mothers who have coronavirus passing it to their newborn babies is unlikely, even if they share the same room and breastfeed, as long as they follow proper precautions, according to a recent study published this week in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
“We have shown that rooming in with the mother and breastfeeding are safe if associated with adequate parental education of safe infection control practices, such as use of surgical masks at all times and frequent hand hygiene,” the researchers stated in the study published Thursday.
Mothers positive for COVID19 were allowed to breastfeed and practice skin-to-skin care but had to wear a surgical mask and follow proper handwashing techniques and breast cleansing before caring for their newborn. The babies also stayed near the mother in an enclosed crib in …continued .
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