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Martin and Colleagues Publish New Findings on COVID-19 Transmission and Breastfeeding

Posted: 1/4/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate Melanie Martin and a team of co-authors recently published a study of women diagnosed with COVID-19. The researchers use longitudinal samples of breast milk from COVID patients to identify whether the virus is transmissible from breastfeeding. Milk produced by women with COVID-19 does not contain SARS-CoV-2 and is likely a lasting source of passive immunity via anti-RBD IgA. These results support recommendations encouraging lactating women to continue breastfeeding during and after COVID-19 illness.

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