WHO: No ‘live’ coronavirus found in breast milk, recommends breastfeeding, report says
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Friday that coronavirus-positive mothers who breastfeed are not at risk of transmitting the virus to their infant through their milk.
“We know that children are at relatively low risk of COVID-19, but are at high risk of numerous other diseases and conditions that breastfeeding prevents,” Tedros said in a press briefing.
Tedros said the that the WHO had carefully investigated the risk of women transmitting the disease onto their child, and found the mother should continue breast feeding, unless she is too ill to continue doing so.
“Based on the available evidence, WHO’s advice is that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of COVID-19,” Tedros said Friday.
Anshu Banerjee, director of WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research, said that …continued .
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