Born to SARS-CoV-2+ Mothers

Don’t separate SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers from their newborns and let them breastfeed their kids. This recommendation, already published by Italian pediatricians in June, has now been confirmed by a study of 101 neonates. Two (2.0%) had positive test results for SARS-CoV-2, but none had clinical evidence of COVID-19, despite most infants rooming-in with mothers and direct breastfeeding.

Dumitriu D, Emeruwa UN, Hanft E, et al. Outcomes of Neonates Born to Mothers With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection at a Large Medical Center in New York City. JAMA Pediatr. Published online October 12, 2020. Full-text: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.4298

 

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