Can babies contract COVID-19 from breast milk?

An Italian report detailing the case of an infant who consumed infected milk, but remained coronavirus negative, has reignited debate

Debate is ongoing over what advice to give to new mothers about breastfeeding if they have coronavirus, with a new case suggesting it's safe.

A new Italian case report of an infant born to a mother who tested positive for COVID-19 after delivery found the baby remained negative to the virus despite consuming infected breast milk.

The authors, writing in Pediatrics, say information on the perinatal aspects of COVID-19 is still scarce.

Medical societies across the world have suggested various guidelines to handle breastfeeding