Geneva, August 3
Mothers ought to breastfeed their infants even when they’ve contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s head stated on Monday, as the advantages outweigh the dangers of an infection.
“WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue breastfeeding,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed a information convention.
As the world marks breastfeeding consciousness week, Tedros stated “the many benefits of breastfeeding for newborn babies and children substantially outweigh the potential risks of COVID-19 infections”. Reuters