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COVID-19: WHO allays breastmilk fears

The World Well being Organisation (WHO) says COVID-19 virus has not been detected in breastmilk.

The United Nations company insisted it’s unlikely that it may be transmitted by means of breastmilk.

WHO Regional Workplace for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, mentioned this by way of its Twitter account @WHOAFRO.

The 2020 World Breastfeeding Week runs from August 1 to 7.

WHO defined that breastmilk reduces toddler mortality and supplies quite a few well being benefits.

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“Breastfeeding moms can breastfeed their infants even when they’re confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19,’’ it mentioned.

Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Normal of WHO, has additionally emphasised the significance of breastfeeding.

“WHO recommends that moms with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 needs to be inspired to provoke or proceed to breastfeed,” he famous.

Ghebreyesus mentioned moms needs to be counselled that the various advantages of breastfeeding for new child infants and kids outweigh the potential dangers for COVID-19 an infection.

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