Covid-19 and Breastmilk

We now have a research study that has detected the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in breastmilk. The newborn suffered from low oxygen levels roughly 8 days after birth, but whether this was due to contamination of the milk isn’t clear due to the inability of the study to exclude other possible infection sources.

However, we now know that if the mother shows symptoms, her milk may have the virus.

Sources:

  1. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31181-8/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email

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