WHO urges moms to breastfeed even when contaminated with COVID-19


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

 



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