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Does human breast milk neutralise the virus that causes COVID-19?

As the evidence currently suggests, there is limited risk that SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted via human milk. Consequently, the World Health Organization and other organisations (including Unicef, CDC, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) recommend that mothers continue to breastfeed their infants. There is good evidence that antibodies present in human milk can neutralise SARS-CoV-2, suggesting a protective role of human milk against infection.

However, it must be noted that Covid-19 is still a new disease and the available evidence is based on limited studies.

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