With so little still known about COVID-19, new parents and the healthcare professionals that support them, are bound to have questions about how the virus may impact newborns. One of the biggest questions parents of newborns have? How COVID-19 may impact breastfeeding. Now, Medela, the popular breast pump brand, is recruiting its experts to help answer some questions through a webinar.
In the webinar, titled COVID-19 Breastfeeding and Pregnancy: Fact versus Fiction, Kristen Kelley, MPH, CIC, RN-BSN, FAPIC and an infection preventionist, goes through the current UNICEF and CDC guidelines on how to provide breast milk when COVID-19 is confirmed. Below, the key takeaways on what you need to know.
Symptomatic Moms Can Continue Breastfeeding With Precautions
According to UNICEF, considering the benefits of breastfeeding and the insignificant role of breast milk in the transmission of other…