Continue breastfeeding your baby even if you have coronavirus - WHO

Continue breastfeeding your baby even if you have coronavirus - WHO

- Nigerian mothers can now take a cue from the WHO over breastfeeding during this pandemic period

- According to the health organisation, mothers must continue breastfeeding their infants even if they contract coronavirus

- The organisation said that the only situation where a mother can be separated from her child is if she is seriously unwell

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on mothers to continue breastfeeding their newborn babies even if they have contracted the novel coronavirus.

This was disclosed on Friday, June 12, by WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

According to him, the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of COVID-19.

He said mothers should not be separated from their infants, unless the mother is too unwell.

Going further, the WHO chief noted that evidence suggests children are at lower risk for catching the coronavirus than adults.

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He said they are however at high risk of coming down with diseases and other conditions that breastfeeding helps prevent.

Continue breastfeeding your baby even if you have coronavirus - WHO

According to the health organisation, mothers must continue breastfeeding their infants even if they contract coronavirus. Credit: Twitter
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the general overseer of OMEGA Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman, has replied the Association of Alleged Witches (AFAW) who challenged him to heal Covid-19 patients.

Recall that the head of AFAW, Leo Igwe, said that the association would give the cleric $1000 (N390,000) for every person he heals of coronavirus.

In a tweet on Tuesday, April 28, the pastor said that he already healed patients and would send them the details so they can go investigate if it is true.

He added that he is not the healer who did it but God. Apostle Suleman, therefore, said that for the "witches" to offer $1000 (N390,000) for the challenge show they are poor and would need the money than he does.

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The general overseer of OMEGA Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has replied the Association of Alleged Witches (AFAW) who challenged him to heal Covid-19 patients.

Some Nigerians have also reacted to the response by the cleric. A man named Chima Kalu said he would like to extend the challenge a little bit so more people in other places can be healed.

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