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Study shows breastmilk poses little risk of mom-to-baby COVID-19 transferA study today in mBio offers support to continue breastfeeding infants even when mothers have mild to moderate COVID-19 infections.

The study showed breastmilk samples did not contain SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) RNA, but the authors suggest risk of transmission via breast skin to baby should be evaluated.The study used multiple breastmilk samples (37) from 14 women following a positive COVID-19 test.

None of the 37 samples had detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA, but two of the infants tested positive for COVID-19. No illnesses were severe.The authors conducted tests on skin swab samples taken from the mothers, which found evidence of viral RNA on 8 out of 70

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