The WHO and China: Dereliction of Duty | Council on Foreign Relations

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that mothers with infected or confirmed case of corona virus can breastfeed.

This was declared by WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a press briefing on Friday.

Dpa quoted him as saying based on the available confirmation, the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of COVID-19.

The UN agency advised all mothers to initiate and continue breastfeeding and not be separated from their infants, “unless the mother is too unwell”.

Ghebreyesus explained that evidence suggests children are at lower risk for catching the coronavirus than adults.

However, they are at high risk of coming down with diseases and other conditions that breastfeeding helps prevent.

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