COVID-19: Breastfeeding mothers cannot infect babies with coronavirus

COVID-19: Breastfeeding mothers cannot infect babies with coronavirus

- Breastfeeding mothers cannot pass COVID-19 to their infants, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said

- The organisation says no live coronavirus has been found in infected mothers' milk

- According to WHO, the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission

- The pandemic that the world is currently battling with has claimed a lot of lives and many people are still infected

- The outbreak started in China in December 2019 before spreading to other countries of the world

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said breastfeeding does not pose a risk of mother-to-child transmission of COVID-19.

The organisation said the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission, ABS CBN News reports.

Briefly.co.za gathers that the director general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the organisation carefully investigated the risks of breastfeeding mothers transmitting COVID-19 to their babies.

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COVID-19: Breastfeeding mothers cannot infect babies with coronavirus - WHO

A breastfeeding mother and her child. Photo credit: Lifealth
Source: UGC

Addressing a news conference on Friday, June 14, the WHO director general said: "We know that children are at relatively low risk of COVID-19, but are at high risk of numerous other diseases and conditions that breastfeeding prevents."

Ghebreyesus concluded: "Based on the available evidence, WHO’s advice is that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of COVID-19."

In other news, an elderly white man has claimed Nigerian citizenship, saying he is from Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.

The man, who identified himself as Yakubu Durojaye, could be seen in a video having a conversation in fluent Yoruba with a Nigerian lady.

Durojaye told the unidentified lady that he lived in Ilorin for two years, where he was a teacher, adding that he enjoyed a number of Nigerian delicacies.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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