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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,

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

Caring for Women Who Are Planning a Pregnancy, Pregnant,
or Postpartum During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Australian Government Department of Health - Updated weekly

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.

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