The Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) has advised nursing mothers who are under Covid-19 quarantine to continue breastfeeding their babies, despite the stressful nature of their circumstances.
Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted Covid-19, the World Health Organization's head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection.
Breastfeeding mothers do not seem to be passing on the new coronavirus to their infants, and based on current evidence the benefits outweigh any potential risks of transmission
More mothers are choosing to breastfeed their newborns, according to a certified lactation consultant at Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Al Khor Hospital.
The Ministry of Public Health and healthsector institutions are seeking to raise breastfeeding rates in Qatar to reflect those set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
WWRC’s Breastfeeding Clinic operates daily between 7.30am to 12noon and plans are under way to introduce an evening clinic.
Research studies confirm that women who breastfeed their babies for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer, hypertension, and Type 2 diabetes.
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has emphasised the valuable role of breastfeeding by highlighting the significant impact it has on the nutrition and well-being of an infant and its mother. The World Breastfeeding Week was observed during the first of week of August.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is marking the World Breastfeeding Week by encouraging more women to breastfeed their babies. This year's theme is ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’.
Experts at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have advised pregnant and breastfeeding women to take necessary precautions if fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.