Current Health Advice

Published Evidence
 

COVID-19 Published Evidence in relation to breastmilk

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18 September 2020

 

Most infants are well even when moms are infected by COVID-19, researchers find.

Study shows reassuring initial findings for infant health.

 

Infant Outcomes Following Maternal Infection with SARS-CoV-2:

First Report from the PRIORITY Study
 

Valerie J Flaherman et al.,  Clinical Infectious Diseases, , ciaa1411,

https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1411
 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200922135431.htm

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Research Letter

August 19, 2020

COVID-19 transmission through breast milk is unlikely
 

Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 in Breast Milk From 18 Infected Women

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH1Paul Krogstad, MD2Kerri Bertrand, MPH1; et al

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2769825

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Caring for Women Who Are Planning a Pregnancy, Pregnant,
or Postpartum During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2767060
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Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions

- The Lancet Microbe
 

This paper shows SARS-CoV-2 inactivated by heat, pasteurisation would be effective. It is not a peer-reviewer paper but looks ok and is in a reputable journal.

 

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30003-3/fulltext

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