Prof. Dr. Karabayır, in his statement regarding breast milk and the frequency of infection, stated that breast milk, which is a living liquid, not only provides nutrition to the baby, but also strengthens the immune system and protects it from infections.
Karabayır stated that the researches showed that babies who were fed with breast milk for a year had 50 percent less risk of infection than others, and said, “At the same time, the rate of having severe infection in these babies is 5 years lower.” found the assessment.
Karabayır stated that antibodies against Kovid-19 were detected in the milk of mothers who were vaccinated, and that babies could be protected in this way, and that the mother’s Kovid-19 vaccine would protect both mother and baby from Kovid-19 infection.
“As long as they comply with the contact isolation rules, breastfeeding is safe”
Karabayır, referring to the studies on the effects of Kovid-19 on mother and baby, said:
“The Kovid-19 pandemic, which started in December 2019, affects children of all ages, but with our current knowledge, it is accepted that it is not transmitted through breast milk. It is known that antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, which occur in the mother who had a Kovid-19 infection, also pass into breast milk and protect the baby from infection. It is known that breastfeeding is safe as long as they follow the contact isolation rules. Many pediatric organizations, especially the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics, support skin contact with the mother and baby staying in the same room in the presence of Kovid-19 in the mother, and state that the mother can continue to breastfeed her baby by wearing a medical mask during breastfeeding and with hand hygiene measures. . ”
“Thanks to breast milk, the baby receives 1.5 million living cells in every 1 ml of milk”
Stating that living cells of the mother’s immune system are present in breast milk, Karabayır said, “Breast milk is a living liquid. There are live cells of the mother’s immune system in breast milk. Thanks to breast milk, the baby receives 1.5 million live cells in every 1 ml of milk. WHO and organizations dealing with infant and child health support babies to continue breastfeeding for the first 6 months and breast milk until at least 2 years of age. ” used the expressions.
Reminding that babies’ immune systems are born before their full maturity, Karabayır said, “Physical and chemical protectors are not yet developed after birth. Therefore, they need immunological components in breast milk in the fight against microorganisms that may cause infection. In addition to the nourishing feature of breast milk, live cells, probiotics, cytokines, immunoglobulins, etc.” oligosaccharides protect the baby from infections. For these reasons, breast milk is unique. ” found the assessment.