Coronavirus and breastfeeding

✨Please share widely and repost✨🌟IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR NEW MUMS FEEDING THEIR BABY’S 🌟
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Tonight i was watching BBC news and alarmingly a doctor on the news recommended that a new mum to a 3 week old baby did not touch her baby for a week and stayed 2 metres away from her baby for that time. Please note this is INCORRECT advice and I have written to the BBC to complain.

Instead she should wash her hands regularly and before handling her baby, clean surfaces frequently and where possible she should breastfeed her baby to give her baby good immunity via her own body’s creation of antibodies to the virus

She absolutely can hold and cuddle her baby and should have regular contact but wearing a mask may reduce the chance of the virus transferring to her baby while the baby is feeding

I have put the link to the world health organisation in my bio and it’s here also. If you are expecting a baby or are a new mum please read

Please speak to your own midwife or health visitor or call a breastfeeding support helpline local to you for more advice

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World Health Organisation Covid -19

https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-should-know#advice-breastfeeding

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