Issues and challenges related to breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic

Manish Taywade, Swayam Pragyan Parida, Dharitri Swain, Hrushikesh Das


The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected continuum of care throughout the life. To "bend the curve", regarding argument among all the research community whether positive or symptomatically suspected COVID-19 mother isolation can reduce the risk of transmission to new born. The recommendation is, infant and Mother's should be enabled to remain together and practice kangaroo mother care. Breastfeeding is most essential for an infant growth and development and maternal psychology, evidences till now supporting exclusive breastfeeding is been only been beneficiary and it will be an injustice to obstruct in the wake of this pandemic. The spread of active SARS-CoV-2 virus that can cause infection through breast milk and breastfeeding has not been detected so far.


COVID-19, Breast feeding, Pandemic, Donor human milk, Kangaroo mother care, Human milk bank

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