In the current scenario, one of the biggest concerns of pregnant women and mothers of newborns is related to breastfeeding in times of coronavirus. There are so many protocols and restrictions that raise doubts as to whether it is safe to breastfeed.
After all: does breast milk transmit coronavirus?
NOT! Rest assured, Mom! According to an Italian study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, coronavirus not it is transmitted from the mother to the baby through breastfeeding.
Including, women who tested positive for Covid-19 create antibodies that pass through the milk and help protect the child’s immune system.
THE The research was coordinated by specialists from the City of Health and Science of Turin, a reference in Europe, and used data on newborns who suckled while their mothers had coronavirus. The result: no baby has contracted the disease.
The secret? During breastfeeding, lactating mothers strictly followed sanitary protocols: wearing a mask, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting used accessories.
Coronavirus and breastfeeding: why so many doubts?
Breastfeeding was the reason for so many questions due to the lack of information about the coronavirus and how it behaves, especially in the beginning.
That is why the conclusion of the study is so important! Mainly, to reassure mothers of newborns and pregnant women. The research also supports the recent recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) that also advises breastfeeding for women who tested positive for Covid-19, due to the importance of breast milk for the baby’s health.
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