So happy to see this article in the newspaper (not written by me) saying that -
Awareness is growing - and more and more COVID positive moms are now breastfeeding their newborns.
And thrilled that early in the pandemic... March 2020 to be precise..
I wrote this article for the Morisons Baby Dreams blog link below... Encouraging all new moms to breastfeed.
When I was doing my deep dive to research the content for that article... I remember reading an article in a renowned medical journal with the title...
"First do no harm"
Yes. That is the first rule of practicing medicine.
Before you attempt to do any good... Ensure that you are doing no harm
Breast milk is like a magic potion for babies....it has so many benefits....and must not be stopped unless it is conclusively proved that it is causing disease.
In case of viral infections .. When the mother breastfeeds.... She passes on the antibodies that she has developed against the virus to fight it.
This protects the baby.
This protective shield must not be taken away.