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COVID-19 Published Evidence in relation to breastmilk

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18 September 2020

Most infants are well even when moms are infected by COVID-19, researchers find. Study shows reassuring initial findings for infant health.

Infant Outcomes Following Maternal Infection with SARS-CoV-2:

First Report from the PRIORITY Study

Valerie J Flaherman et al., Clinical Infectious Diseases, , ciaa1411,

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Research Letter

August 19, 2020

COVID-19 transmission through breast milk is unlikely

Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 in Breast Milk From 18 Infected Women

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH1; Paul Krogstad, MD2; Kerri Bertrand, MPH1; et al

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Open Letter: It’s time for a clear, visible health warning label

Australian and New Zealand Food Forum Ministers will soon meet to decide whether to support a health warning label on alcohol products.

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Australian Government Department of Health – Updated weekly

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Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions – The Lancet Microbe

This paper shows SARS-CoV-2 inactivated by heat, pasteurisation would be effective. It is not a peer-reviewer paper but looks ok and is in a reputable journal.

Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for newborns: advice for mothers (COVID-19)
– Government of Canada