Coronavirus has been declared as a World-wide health emergency. Many people are dying because of the virus.

Following are few answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus and other things.

 Does breastfeeding your child will pass on the virus(COVID-19) to the child?

Mothers pass on a few viruses through breast milk. Coronavirus is however spread through contact with infected person. There is no information available that the virus causing COVID-19 can be transmitted through breast milk.

Breastfeeding mother should take same precautions just like anyone else. She should cover her mouth while sneezing. She should wash hands frequently and do not touch her eyes, nose or mouth without washing hands.

My Grandmother regularly goes to temple. Should she avoid going there to prevent getting virus?

Coronavirus is usually spread if droplets of a sick person get into a healthy persons eyes, nose, mouth. So you should keep distance if you see someone sneezing, coughing, or sick. So it is advisable to stay away from crowds as you never know who is sick.

Does getting coronavirus during pregnancy increase the chance for miscarriage? 

Miscarriage can occur during any pregnancy. There is no evidence that COVID-19 can increase the chance of miscarriage during pregnancy. If we compare with SARS 4 of 8 pregnancies ended in miscarriage. There is no proof that the miscarriage was caused by the virus.  More research is needed to know how coronavirus infection could affect a pregnancy.


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