Alice Greenwood IBCLC, Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education The World [...]
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It is well known that breastfeeding provides infants with protection against a range of viral infections. Antibodies to COVID-19 have been found in the breastmilk of mothers infected with COVID-19 and those vaccinated against COVID-19. Health professionals can reassure mothers that they can put their baby skin-to-skin, start breastfeeding and continue breastfeeding if they are confirmed/suspected to be infected with COVID-19. COVID-19 has not been shown to be transmitted through breastmilk.
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The main intention of the WHO Code is to improve maternal and child health and the WHO Code’s preamble affirms breastfeeding as an important part of this.