Study reveals no evidence of transmitting COVID-19 virus through breastfeeding
Jan 19, 2022
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): There is no evidence of recently infected mothers transmitting infectious SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk to their baby, according to a new study. The study was published in the journal 'Pediatric Research'.The authors found that whilst a low proportion of breastmilk contained COVID-19 genetic material, this did not translate into the presence of infectious replicating viral particles or lead to evidence of clinical infection with SARS-CoV-2 in breastfeeding infants. The authors concluded that their study added to the evidence that women who were infected with COVID-19 and were breastfeeding their child had no risk of transmitting the virus through their breastmilk.