San Antonio hospital allows breastfeeding for COVID-19 positive mothers
A study in The Lancet medical publication looked at 120 babies born to women who tested positive and were breastfed and handled with surgical masks and other virus containment procedures. The change came after it was learned that an estimated 30% of pregnant moms in New York tested positive for the novel coronavirus, most without any symptoms at all. She was quick to note; however, “COVID-19 positive mothers whose babies then also tested positive was only like 2% to 5% of the babies. University Hospital is embracing the practice for many reasons and has removed roadblocks that would separate newborns from their mothers. She noted that the documented benefits of breast milk have even created a new trend.