Guidelines for mothers who have corona virus infection and are breastfeeding
Any mother who has corona virus infection and she is breastfeeding should do the following:
- Maintain strict hygiene and wash your hands before each feed.
- Wear a face mask.
- If she does not want to breastfeed. She may pump or express by hand the breast milk and have someone who is not sick feed it to the baby.
Wao, covid-19 has been detected in the breast milk of infected mothers but according to ncdc, in a limited research it is still not sure whether the virus can be passed from mother to child through the breast milk. Please ncdc do more research on this so that women breastfeeding can be aware and get tested to protect their child. This is really serious please.