The Girls and Baby Growth Ministry has instructed all subject functionaries and healthcare suppliers to reassure moms to provoke and proceed to breastfeed their infants as per tips even when they’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Noting that breastfeeding helps to guard a child even when the mom is contaminated with coronavirus, the WCD ministry mentioned the rules of the World Well being Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare have to be adopted by those that are suspected or confirmed to have contaminated with the coronavirus.
Reassuring moms, the WCD ministry mentioned the coronavirus has not been present in amniotic fluid or breast milk which signifies that the virus shouldn’t be being transmitted throughout being pregnant or by way of breast milk.
Our Subject functionaries/Well being care suppliers re-assure and supply assist to all moms to provoke and proceed to breastfeed their infants – even when they’re suspected or confirmed to have #COVID19.#BreastfeedBestFeed #FoodandNutritionBoard pic.twitter.com/cIzmaWoKZg
— Ministry of WCD (@MinistryWCD) August 5, 2020
“Field functionaries/healthcare providers should reassure and support all mothers to initiate and continue to breastfeed their infants as per the guidelines of WHO and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – even if they are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19,” the ministry tweeted.
“Wash your hands thoroughly with soap or sanitizer before and after contact with your child. In case of complementary feeding, feed the infant or young child with a cup and wash hands with soap and water before handling cups, bottles, teats etc and limit the number of caregivers feeding the infant,” it mentioned in one other tweet.