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Medela India presents an Information Hub on COVID-19 for pregnant women and nursing mothers

The Switzerland-headquartered company which offers an extensive line of products for nursing mothers, has introduced a resource of information for healthcare of mothers and babies amidst this COVID-19 pandemic.

April 08, 2020

Given the volatility of newly emerging data on COVID-19, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding maternal and childcare practices. As more coronavirus cases are getting confirmed in the country, there is an understandable concern for women who are pregnant and nursing mothers about what this illness could mean for their pregnancies and babies. Amidst the global pandemic of Coronavirus, Medela India is now extending valuable resource of knowledge that answers the frequently answered questions of parents that particularly concerns the health of pregnant women, nursing mothers and their babies.

 

Within the information hub, there is a comprehensive list of Q&A concerning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, with pertinent doubts requiring resolution or discussion regarding the health of mother and babies. The information is verified and reliable, as it is collated with concerted efforts and research studies from trustworthy sources such as Medela, WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and other reputed and credible organizations.

The information hub having the frequently asked and pertinent Q&A is further organized into five categories: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Using Breast Pump and Other Products, General and for Healthcare Professionals. Each of these sections has relevant questions concerning the necessary precautionary measures everyone should follow so as to stay protected and healthy.

There is no evidence as such which shows that the illness can be transmitted through feeding breast milk. In the event that the new mother is a suspected, probable, or confirmed COVID-19 patient, she should continue recommended feeding practices with necessary hygiene precautions during feeding. The lactating mothers should wear a mask when near their baby, wash their hands before and after feeding, and disinfect contaminated surfaces. But, if a mother is too ill to breastfeed, she should be encouraged to express milk for the baby, while taking all necessary precautions.

Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, there are around 100 nations where Medela has established its market presence. The Swiss company has 18 independent subsidiaries spanning across Europe, North America and Asia. Its product range includes hospital-grade, double and single electric and manual personal breast pumps; breastfeeding accessories such as breast care products and specialty feeding devices.

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