Research on COVID and breastmilk

Evidence of a significant secretory-IgA-dominant SARS-CoV-2 immune response in human milk following recovery from COVID-19

Alisa Fox1, Jessica Marino2, Fatima Amanat3, Florian Krammer3, Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook2, Susan Zolla-Pazner1, and Rebecca L. Powell1* 1Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and 3Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA; 2Department of Psychology, University of California Merced, Merced, CA, USA

This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.

Maintaining safety and service provision in human milk banking: a call to action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30134-6/fulltext

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COVID-19 – media

The coronavirus slayer! How Kerala’s rock star health minister helped save it from Covid-19

KK Shailaja has been hailed as the reason a state of 35 million people has only lost four to the virus. Here’s how the former teacher did it

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/the-coronavirus-slayer-how-keralas-rock-star-health-minister-helped-save-it-from-covid-19

How the Indian state of Kerala flattened the coronavirus curve. 

Other research on formulas

Guidance for the Conduct and Reporting of Clinical Trials of Breast Milk Substitutes

This JAMA  paper comes with supplementary data. It  is the output from a global Delphi project which aims to protect breastfeeding when clinical trials of BMS are undertaken and provide criteria against which BMS trials can be judged.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/articlepdf/2765822/jamapediatrics_jarrold_2020_oi_200019.pdf

A review of studies against these criteria is already ongoing by Bob Boyle’s team at Imperial.

 

An Australian/NZ on how people make up formula using instructions on tins https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306919220300944   It includes this graphic that is being circulated (you can download a high resolution graphic at the link above). May be useful if we get a chance to comment on new Guidance Notes relating to labelling here in the UK.

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