Frequently Asked Questions

I'm Pregnant

"Can pregnant women pass corona virus to unborn child?"

At this time, there is not enough evidence to determine whether the virus is transmitted from a mother to her baby during pregnancy, or the potential impact this may have on the baby. This is currently being investigated.

Pregnant women should continue to follow appropriate precautions to protect themselves from exposure to the virus, and seek medical care early, if experiencing symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

Please consult your healthcare professional in case of any questions or concerns.

“Am I at higher risk of contracting Coronavirus?”

While there is a lot of research underway, there is limited data available on the impact that COVID-19 has on a pregnant woman. Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that you at higher risk of severe illness than anyone else. However, due to changes in your body and immune system, you could be at risk of some respiratory infections. It is therefore important to take steps to protect yourself against the Coronavirus, and report possible symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing to your healthcare provider.

“Am I at higher risk of having a preterm baby if I have Coronavirus?”

Presently, there is little data available to identify whether having COVID-19 increases risk of preterm delivery. Preterm births have been reported in some cases where mothers have Coronavirus, however it is not clear that these outcomes were related to maternal infection.
In situations where mothers have been unwell, some have elected to deliver their baby(s) early.

The WHO and other reputable authorities report that common causes of preterm births include infections and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. For this reason, pregnant women are still considered to be a high-risk community and should take extra care to avoid contracting COVID-19 through suggested personal hygiene practices and social distancing.

I'm Breastfeeding

"Is it safe for a mother to breastfeed if she is infected with coronavirus?"

l mothers who have symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing, should seek medical care early, and follow instructions from a health care provider. Considering the benefits of breastfeeding and the insignificant role of breastmilk in the transmission of other respiratory viruses, the mother can continue breastfeeding, while applying all the necessary precautions, subject to medical advice. 

For symptomatic mothers well enough to breastfeed, this includes wearing a mask when near a child (including during feeding), washing hands before and after contact with the child (including feeding), and cleaning/disinfecting contaminated surfaces –as should be done in all cases where anyone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 interacts with others, including children. 

If a mother is too ill, she should be encouraged to express milk and give it to the child via a clean cup and/or spoon –all while following the same infection prevention methods, subject to medical advice.

If you have any further questions, contact your doctor.

My Baby Is Between 0 and 6 Months

"What should I do if my baby has symptoms of COVID-19?"

Seek medical attention as early as you can.

"Does COVID-19 affect babies?"

This is a new virus and the World Health Organization does not know enough yet about how it affects babies or pregnant women. What they do know is that it’s possible for people of any age to be infected with the virus, but so far there have been relatively few cases of COVID-19 reported among children and babies. The virus is fatal in rare cases, so far mainly among older people with pre-existing medical conditions. 

If you have any further questions, contact your doctor. 

"Can a baby wear a mask to go outside?"

As masks have certain airtightness, they may be uncomfortable for your little one under 1 year old. Therefore, to limit risks, you can follow the different recommendations from the World Health Organization to help protect you and your baby from COVID-19. And to be really safe, you should limit exposure of your child as much as possible to crowds.

If you have any further questions, contact your doctor.

My Child Is Between 6 To 12 Months

"What should I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?"

Seek medical advice as soon as possible.

"Does COVID-19 affect infants?"

This is a new virus and not enough is known yet about how it affects babies or pregnant women.It is possible for people of any age to be infected with the virus, but so far there have been relatively few cases of COVID-19 reported among children and babies. The virus is fatal in rare cases, so far mainly among older people with pre-existing medical conditions. 

If you have any further questions, contact your doctor.

Bottle Feeding And Infant Formula

"How should milk powder’s utensils be disinfected?"

The bottles, nipples, scoops and bowls used by the baby must be disinfected; please clean them with clean water firstly, and then the appliances resistant to high temperature should be immersed in the pot and boiled for more than 30 minutes. The appliances not resistant to high temperature can be disinfected by wiping the surface with alcohol cotton. 

If you have any further questions, contact your doctor.

"What if my child is stressed about Coronavirus?"

Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc.Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.If you have any concern for the mental health of your little one, you should consult with your healthcare professional. For more information visit: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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