Dr. Lakshmi Narayan (Obstetrics & Gynecology) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
WHO recommends, women with COVID19 can breastfeed by taking care of the following points.
*Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub frequently
*Ear a medical mask during any contact with the baby
*Sneeze or cough into a tissue
*Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces touched
Mothers with symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to wear a medical mask, but even if this is not possible, breastfeeding should be continued.
Babies should be fed nothing but breast milk for their first 6 months, after which they should continue breastfeeding and eating other nutritious and safe foods until 2 years of age or beyond.
Breast milk saves children’s lives as it provides antibodies that give babies a healthy boost and protects them against many childhood illnesses.