Mother-infant contact and breastfeeding should remain top priorities during COVID-19
from Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
Mother-infant contact and breastfeeding facilitate maternal and infant health and well-being. While the pandemic has disrupted many hospital routines, keeping mothers and babies together and supporting breastfeeding must remain top priorities, regardless of COVID-19 status. As Dr. Tedros, the Director-General of the World Health Organization recently explained, the benefits of closeness and breastfeeding far outweigh the potential risk of transmitting the virus to one’s baby.
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