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Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Eastern, Central and Southern Africa

Infants born to mothers with suspected, probable, or confirmed COVID-19 should be fed according to standard infant feeding guidelines

This joint note aims to consolidate the current recommendations on Infant and Young Child Feeding in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. This guidance is not intended to replace national guidance, rather to serve as a resource that is based on the latest evidence.…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) during pregnancy: frequently asked questions for pregnant patients

To date, the virus has not been found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk

Q1. What effect does coronavirus have on pregnant women? Generally, pregnant women do not appear to be more severely unwell than the general population if they develop coronavirus. As this is a new virus, it is not yet clear how it may affect you. It is expected the large majority of pregnant…