COVID- 19: HOW BREASTMILK HELPS PROTECT YOUR BABY FROM VIRAL INFECTIONS
Question: Should I still breastfeeding if I have the virus?
Answer: According Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the virus has not been detected in breastmilk, as of right now.
The World Health Organization (WHO), guidelines state that mothers with COVID-19 can continue to breastfeed.
According Breastfeeding USA, as mother and nursing are exposed to viral infections, human milk can respond and produce antibodies in response to those specific antigens, which are then passed to the baby through nursing.
We encourage everyone to look to the body in support of breastfeeding, and the official statements from reputable sources such as WHO, CDC when making this incredibly important and impactful decision for your family.
Of the 72,000 confirmed cases in China (article as dated 27/3/2020), children under the age of 10 accounted for less than 1% of all infections, with ZERO deaths in age group.
Even in the face of a pandemic outbreak, breastfeeding your baby is protecting your baby.
Please Keep Calm, Exercise Kindness, and Nurse On.
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