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The Importance of Continuing Breastfeeding during Coronavirus Disease-2019: In Support of the World Health Organisation Statement on Breastfeeding during the Pandemic

A document provides paediatricians with further guidance on breastfeeding and related safety measures during COVID-19, particularly when a mother has or may have COVID-19. The commentary draws on a statement and recommendations issued by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organisation with the contribution of the European Paediatric Association-Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations and other leading European paediatric organisations.  

Who is it for? 

For use by paediatricians and programme managers within ministries of health. 

Why is it useful? 

  • The document guides breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly for paediatricians; 
  • It informs about the risk of COVID-19 transmission during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and how to manage the risk of infection in breastfed Infants. 
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