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Is COVID-19 transmitted through breast milk?

This interim guidance is intended for women who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are persons-under-investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 and are currently breastfeeding. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and the transmission of other viral respiratory infections. CDC will update this interim guidance as needed as additional information becomes available. For…

Breast Milk Protects against Viruses and other Pathogens

Breast Milk Antibodies Breast milk is a remarkably ‘altruistic’ secretion; that is, its contents are directed at protecting the [husband] with minimal or no benefit to the [wife]. Not only is the concentration of secretory antibodies (mainly IgA) in breast milk remarkably high (10–100-fold higher than in serum),[13] milk antibodies also possess a broad range of…

Honey

True story. I have a sweet tooth. My blood sugar level has been known to spike in the past.   Women’s bodies produce sugar. Real sugar. What a shame many women never get to realize their maximum inherent sweetness, both figuratively and literally. I think I’ll  have to invest in a blood glucose meter when I get…

Feminine lactational resilience

Diabetes, low blood sugar and low carb diets can’t stop milk production, nor do they seriously affect milk composition. Women’s bodies still somehow bear fruit. The Wikipedia article on breast milk says: “Actual inability to produce enough milk is rare, with studies showing that [women] from developing countries experiencing nutritional hardship still produce amounts of milk…