A new study suggests the risk of mothers spreading COVID-19 to their newborn babies is low if they follow precautions. Researchers studied babies born at three New York hospitals. The newborns were in enclosed cribs six feet from their mothers, except during feeding. Moms wore masks while handling their babies and performed frequent hand- and breast-washing. The researchers found no cases of coronavirus transmission to those babies after two weeks of breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact. Most experts believe personal contact and breastfeeding are important for bonding between the mother and child and for the baby’s health.
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