Is COVID-19 Transmitted Through Human Milk? Implications for Breastfeeding and Human Milk Banking-Study
Thursday, 3 June 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had adverse effects on human milk feeding. This program will review the impact of the pandemic on human milk feeding in the NICU as well as on human milk banking. The program will also review testing that is available for SARS-CoV-2 and its antibodies that are found in human milk and will also discuss ongoing research related to SARS-CoV-2 and human milk.
- Review the impact of the pandemic on human milk feeding in the NICU.
- Review the impact of the pandemic on human milk banking.
- Review the testing for SARS-CoV-2 and its antibodies in human milk.
- Review the antiviral properties of human milk.
- Review the ongoing research related to SARS-CoV-2 and human milk
Date: 3 June 2021
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 20:00-21:00 Central European Time (13:00 – 14:00 Central Daylight Time)
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This webinar is free of charge.
Sharon Unger, MD
Dr. Unger comes from the East Coast of Canada where she completed her training before moving to Toronto. She is a neonatologist at Sinai Health, a Professor of Pediatrics and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and the Medical Director for the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank. Together with Dr. Deborah O'Connor, she is a primary investigator for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded MaxiMoM: Maximizing Mother's Milk Program of Research in Human Milk.