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Breast milk is best for your baby

The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.

COVID-19

Can Pregnant Mums Pass COVID-19 to an Unborn Child

The current pandemic has everyone concerned, especially pregnant mums. Here are some frequently asked questions mums-to-be can benefit from to ease your concerns.

Are Pregnant Mum’s at higher risk from COVID-19?

According to the World Health Organization, although research is still currently underway, there is no evidence that pregnant mums are at any higher risk than the rest of the population. https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-pregnancy-childbirth-and-breastfeeding

Having said that, continue to observe proper hygiene habits and social distancing to keep safe & healthy.

Should pregnant mums continue to have prenatal visits?

Prenatal visits are important for both mum and your unborn child. However, given the current global pandemic we are facing, it is important to communicate with your obstetricians about the interval between visits. Furthermore, you can also help manage your checks by purchasing things such as a blood pressure cuff for home use and to monitor your unborn child’s movements. We recommend for pregnant women to talk to their obstetrician about their prenatal care and continue to attend appointments as long as their obstetrician feels it is appropriate.

How can pregnant mums protect themselves against COVID-19?

Pregnant mums should take the same precautions to avoid COVID-19 infection as everyone else; help protect yourself and your unborn child with these steps:

  • Washing your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Spend at least 20 seconds washing your hands.
  • Keeping space between yourselves and others and avoiding crowded spaces. Let your partner do the delivery run and keep your friends and family updated using video chat. Stay at home and prevent the risk of contraction.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth. We know this can be difficult but important. If you do need to go out for your your gynae appointments, wear a mask or gloves.
  • Practicing respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. This prevents you or anyone else from being at risk of contamination.

How can pregnant mums get their source of key nutrients important during pregnancy?

Healthy eating may not be easily accessible during the MCO lockdown. Fret not as Frisomum Gold with DualCare+ is formulated to provide nutritious milk nutrition to pregnant mums and your little ones. With pre & probiotic, choline, calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamins D & B12 amongst many others, Frisomum Gold is packed with nutrients to support you and your little one at all times.

Most importantly, if you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Call before going to a health facility and follow the directions of your doctor and local health department. They will be able to provide you specific instructions on your next course of action.

Additional references: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/pregnant-and-worried-about-the-new-coronavirus-2020031619212#q10
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