COVID-19 and Newborns

Updated: Jul 10

New AAP guidance released yesterday addresses the care of infants whose mothers have suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The report "Initial Guidance: Management of Infants Born to Mothers with COVID-19" along with a Q&A covers precautions for birth attendants, rooming-in, breastfeeding, testing, neonatal intensive care, visitation and hospital discharge.


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