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How Do We Manage Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021; 1327:129-137.AE

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing global disturbances and creating many questions in every aspect of life. Since it influences health in multiple ways, including sexual and reproductive health, publishing in all of these areas has increased lately. One aspect that requires basing on scientific evidence is breastfeeding. There are some controversies in the literature on the breastfeeding management in confirmed COVID-19 mothers. Breast milk is excellent for the infant's nutritional needs and growth, because it includes all of the nutrients an infant requires. It promotes the immature immune system of the infant and reinforces defense mechanisms against infectious and other agents during the breastfeeding period. While limited clinical research is available, we can build on what we know about breastfeeding and previous similar outbreaks to plan and manage this crisis. The aim of this chapter is to provide pediatricians with further guidance on breastfeeding and associated safety measures during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in instances where a mother has or may have COVID-19. This will also be a benefit to future epidemics and pandemics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Paramedicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.Laboratory of Neuroproteomics, Department of Biochemistry and Tissue Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil.Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. vafa.m@iums.ac.ir.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34279834

Citation

Abiri, Behnaz, et al. "How Do We Manage Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic?" Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 1327, 2021, pp. 129-137.
Abiri B, Guest PC, Vafa M. How Do We Manage Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1327:129-137.
Abiri, B., Guest, P. C., & Vafa, M. (2021). How Do We Manage Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 1327, 129-137. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71697-4_10
Abiri B, Guest PC, Vafa M. How Do We Manage Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1327:129-137. PubMed PMID: 34279834.
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TY - JOUR T1 - How Do We Manage Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic? AU - Abiri,Behnaz, AU - Guest,Paul C, AU - Vafa,Mohammadreza, PY - 2021/7/19/entrez PY - 2021/7/20/pubmed PY - 2021/7/22/medline KW - Breast milk KW - Breastfeeding KW - COVID-19 KW - Coronavirus KW - SARS-CoV-2 SP - 129 EP - 137 JF - Advances in experimental medicine and biology JO - Adv Exp Med Biol VL - 1327 N2 - The COVID-19 pandemic is causing global disturbances and creating many questions in every aspect of life. Since it influences health in multiple ways, including sexual and reproductive health, publishing in all of these areas has increased lately. One aspect that requires basing on scientific evidence is breastfeeding. There are some controversies in the literature on the breastfeeding management in confirmed COVID-19 mothers. Breast milk is excellent for the infant's nutritional needs and growth, because it includes all of the nutrients an infant requires. It promotes the immature immune system of the infant and reinforces defense mechanisms against infectious and other agents during the breastfeeding period. While limited clinical research is available, we can build on what we know about breastfeeding and previous similar outbreaks to plan and manage this crisis. The aim of this chapter is to provide pediatricians with further guidance on breastfeeding and associated safety measures during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in instances where a mother has or may have COVID-19. This will also be a benefit to future epidemics and pandemics. SN - 0065-2598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34279834/How_Do_We_Manage_Breastfeeding_During_the_COVID-19_Pandemic L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71697-4_10 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -