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Mothers can breastfeed even if they have Coronavirus, WHO says

Mothers can breastfeed even if they have Coronavirus, WHO says

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday revealed that nursing mothers can go ahead and keep breastfeeding their newborn babies even if they have are confirmed to be infected with coronavirus.

“Based on the available evidence, WHO’s advice is that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of COVID-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing.

“Mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged to initiate and continue breastfeeding and not be separated from their infants unless the mother is too unwell,” he said.

Bueze Onyeka Senior Editor @Justnaijabase

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