Antibodies in breast milk remain for 10 months after Covid infection – study

Exclusive: Researchers believe such antibodies could be used to treat people with severe coronavirus

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Breastfeeding women who have been infected with Covid-19 continue to secrete virus-neutralising antibodies into their milk for up to 10 months, data suggests.

Besides emphasising the important role breastfeeding could play in helping to protect infants from the disease, researchers believe that such antibodies could be used to treat people with severe Covid-19, preventing their condition from getting worse.

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