According to the health organisation, mothers must continue breastfeeding their infants even if they contract coronavirus. The organisation said that the only situation where a mother can be separated from her child is if she is seriously unwell.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on mothers to continue breastfeeding their newborn babies even if they have contracted the novel coronavirus. This was disclosed on Friday, June 12, by WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
According to him, the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of COVID-19. He said mothers should not be separated from their infants, unless the mother is too unwell.
Going further, the WHO chief noted that evidence suggests children are at lower risk for catching the coronavirus than adults.