The COVID-19 Pandemic: Infant Outcomes and Feeding in this Emergency
Speaker: Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC
Coronaviruses are known to infect humans. We will briefly discuss the previous MERS and SARS epidemics, but spend our time on SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will assess the current and on-going evidence for vertical transmission of the virus from mother to infant, and the presence of the virus and anti-SARS-COV-2 antibodies in human milk. We will also talk about available information concerning the incidence and severity of infant COVID-19 infections. I will also plan to discuss with you guidelines that have been issued for postpartum care and infant feeding by a number of authorities, in what I and many others feel is an infant and young child feeding emergency, some based on evidence, knowledge of standard infant feeding recommendations, and some on fear of unknown.
Join for free at 12:00 pm on Sept. 16th at:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/328090293 or call (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 328-090-293
No continuing education credits will be provided. No registration required.