Jun 2, 2020

Breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic: Suggestions on behalf of woman study group of AMD

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Chiara GiulianiAngela Napoli

Abstract

SARS-Cov2 infection has recently spread to Italy with important consequences on pregnancy management, mother and child health and mother-child contact. Breastfeeding improves the health of mother and child and reduces risk of neonatal infection with other pathogens that are likely to cause serious illness. To date no evidence confirmed COVID-19 vertical transmission from infected pregnant mother to their fetus. However it is well known that an infected mother can transmit the COVID-19 virus through respiratory droplets during breastfeeding or intimate contact. Thus, the mothers with known or suspected COVID-19 should adhere to standard and contact precautions during breastfeeding. Woman Study Group of AMD, after reviewing current knowledge about COVID-19 vertical transmission and the compatibility of breastfeeding in COVID-19 mother, the available recommendations from Health Care Organizations and main experts opinions, issued the following suggestions on breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic, addressed both to mothers with and without diabetes. It should be considered that following suggestions may change in the future when more evidence is acquired regarding SARS-Cov2 infection.

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Vertical Disease Transmission
Neonatal Infection
Illness (Finding)
Lipid Droplet
Health Care Organization
A 19
Disease Management
Glycogen Storage Disease Type II
S protein, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus
Diabetes

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