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 way of breastmilk.
WHO Regional Workplace for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, stated 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 gives quite a few well being benefits.
“Breastfeeding moms can breastfeed their infants even when they’re confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19,’’ it stated.
Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Normal of WHO, has additionally emphasised the significance of breastfeeding.
“WHO recommends that moms with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 ought to be inspired to provoke or proceed to breastfeed,” he famous.
Ghebreyesus stated moms ought to be counselled that the numerous advantages of breastfeeding for new child infants and youngsters outweigh the potential dangers for COVID-19 an infection.