ISRHML
The International Society for Research in
Human Milk and Lactation
ISRHML
The International Society for Research in
Human Milk and Lactation
ISRHML
The International Society for Research in
Human Milk and Lactation
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Human Milk in the Time of COVID-19

December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by Prof. Sertac Arslanoglu on Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020.
Following the first reported case in December 2019, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected over 57.8 million people resulting in more than 1.3 million deaths worldwide. COVID-19 in children seems to be milder with respect to adults, yet infants younger than 1 year may present a more severe disease requiring advanced care. Although breast milk is an immune-potent nutrient providing protection against infections thanks to its numerous bioactive components, there are questions regarding its role in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
This talk, based on the accumulated evidence until now, gives an update on the potential of human milk in SARS-CoV-2 transmission, as well as its promising potential in the protection and treatment of the disease. Furthermore, it addresses the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on breastfeeding and milk banking practices, reviews the current recommendations, and gaps in the scientific evidence, discussing finally the priorities for research in the field.

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Date:
December 1, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Prof. Sertac Arslanoglu