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Prevention of Coronavirus transmission from mothers to newborns while breastfeeding and engaging in skin-to-skin contact

So far, there is insufficient knowledge about COVID-19 spreading to newborns from their mothers who tested positive for the virus at the time of the birth. A new study suggests that hygiene precautions can protect neonates from contracting the virus during breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact with the mother. Salvatore and colleagues conducted a study with women who tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of the birth of their child. In total, 82 infants born at three New York hospitals…
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The impact of COVID-19 on Parents and NICUs: An interview with Livia Nagy

The COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges for NICUs and parents of premature or sick newborns. Due to the risk of Coronavirus getting into the NICU, some units restricted the time parents were allowed to spend with their babies. But other units showed an advanced approach by letting mothers stay with their babies 24/7. We interviewed Livia Nagy from the parent organisation "Melletted a helyem Egyesület" in Hungary on the impact of COVID-19 on NICUs and parents.  …
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COVID-19 – Possible risks during pregnancy: An interview with Doctor Dietmar Schlembach

Doctor Schlembach, does it make sense to test every pregnant woman for corona? No, that is not necessary. Screening recommendations vary from country to country, so please check the recommendations from your health care administration. But generally it is recommended that only persons with symptoms suggestive for CoVid 19 shall be tested. Generally, pregnant women do not appear to be more severely unwell than the general population if they develop COVID-19. As…
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