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Filipche: Moms with COVID-19 can safely breastfeed

Mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can safely breastfeed their babies, Health Minister Venko Filipche posted Thursday on Facebook.

Skopje, 6 August 2020 (MIA) – Mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can safely breastfeed their babies, Health Minister Venko Filipche posted Thursday on Facebook.
According to him, mothers with COVID-19 should and are encouraged to breastfeed their babies because the amount and protective factors of breastmilk decrease if breastfeeding is stopped.
“Breastmilk contains antimicrobial factors: secretory IgA, IgM, IgG, oligosaccharides, lysozymes, leukocytes and so-called cytokines and anti-inflammatory factors,” Filipche’s post reads.

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