One of the questions surrounding mothers and their newborn babies during the pandemic has been the question of breastfeeding. A new study found that temporarily separating mothers with COVID-19 from their newborns and disrupting skin-to-skin care, rooming-in and direct breastfeeding was associated with harm and may be unnecessary. Researchers from several countries in this study found that over half of the mothers with COVID-19 separated from their babies felt “very upset or distressed” due to the separation. And despite trying to breastfeed once reunited with their babies, over one-quarter were not able to breastfeed. The researchers believe that direct contact and continued breastfeeding between mother and baby is likely safe and beneficial, even in the setting of maternal infection with COVID-19.
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