The baby develops well by breastfeeding from birth to a certain time. There is no substitute for breast milk for immunity. But many mothers become infected with the coronavirus after childbirth or when they are a few months old. As a result, the question has arisen in the epidemic, can a mother affected by corona breastfeed her baby? What is the risk of the baby becoming infected as a result of feeding?
In this regard, Dhaka Community Medical College and Hospital, Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Tahmina Parveen said that so far they have not found any evidence of infection of the baby through corona-infected mother’s milk and feeding it. As a result, she advised the baby to breastfeed.
However, with the advice of caution. Tahmina Parveen said the mother must wear a mask while breastfeeding her baby. It should be cleaned before feeding. Hands should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after holding the baby. She advised her mother to keep everything used and hand-held clean and germ-free on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, the Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Associate Professor. Tahmina Begum said that if a mother is to be taken to life support or ICU due to coronary heart disease, she must pay special attention to the cleanliness of the utensils including the utensils before feeding the baby by pressing her breast milk.