BACKGROUND: Since last year, COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Sars-Cov-2 virus, has been globally spread to all the world. COVID-19 infection among pregnant women has been described. However, transplacental transmission of Sars-Cov-2 virus from infected mother to the newborn is not yet established. The appropriate management of infants born to mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and the start of early breastfeeding are being debated. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of the joint management of a healthy neonate with his mother tested positive for Covid-19 before the delivery and throughout neonatal follow-up. The infection transmission from the mother to her baby is not described, even after a long period of contact between them and breastfeeding. CONCLUSION: It may consider an appropriate practice to keep mother and her newborn infant together in order to facilitate their contact and to encourage breastfeeding, although integration with infection prevention measures is needed.

Impact of joint management of a COVID-19 mother and her newborn on the virus transmission. A case report / De Nardo, M. C.; Bellomo, A. R.; Perfetti, F.; Battaglia, F. A.; Lichtner, M.; Lubrano, R.. - In: VIROLOGY JOURNAL. - ISSN 1743-422X. - 18:1(2021), pp. 1-4. [10.1186/s12985-021-01598-w]

Impact of joint management of a COVID-19 mother and her newborn on the virus transmission. A case report

De Nardo M. C.;Lichtner M.;Lubrano R.
2021

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BACKGROUND: Since last year, COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Sars-Cov-2 virus, has been globally spread to all the world. COVID-19 infection among pregnant women has been described. However, transplacental transmission of Sars-Cov-2 virus from infected mother to the newborn is not yet established. The appropriate management of infants born to mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and the start of early breastfeeding are being debated. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of the joint management of a healthy neonate with his mother tested positive for Covid-19 before the delivery and throughout neonatal follow-up. The infection transmission from the mother to her baby is not described, even after a long period of contact between them and breastfeeding. CONCLUSION: It may consider an appropriate practice to keep mother and her newborn infant together in order to facilitate their contact and to encourage breastfeeding, although integration with infection prevention measures is needed.
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