In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, June, 2020

Ought to Nursing Moms Proceed To Breastfeed Infants Regardless of COVID-19?

Should Nursing Mothers Continue To Breastfeed Babies Despite COVID-19?


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A mom ought to breastfeed her new-born child even when she has a suspected or confirmed case of the brand new coronavirus, the World Well being Organisation (WHO) stated on Friday.

“Primarily based on the obtainable proof, WHO’s recommendation is that the advantages of breastfeeding outweigh any potential dangers of transmission of COVID-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated at a press briefing.

“Moms with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 ought to be inspired to provoke and proceed breastfeeding and never be separated from their infants, except the mom is simply too unwell,”
he stated.

Mr Tedros famous that proof suggests kids are at decrease danger for catching the coronavirus than adults, however are at excessive danger of coming down with ailments and different situations that breastfeeding helps forestall.

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