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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Infant Outcomes and Feeding in this Emergency

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Epidemic is defined as an outbreak of an infectious disease that spreads quickly affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time.

2. According to Mimouni et al, possible modes of transmission of COVID from mother to baby include:

3. According to MJ Plotkowski, a pandemic occurs when a new infectious disease, to which immunity has not developed, spreads in a widespread manner across a substantial part of the world causing significant economic, social, and political disruption.

4. The World Health Organization defines an infant as a “child younger than one year of age” (WHO, 2013). COVID-19 appears to be less prevalent and generally less severe in infants and young children than in older populations.

5. According to Dr. Marinelli, there is an enormous need for peer-reviewed information to inform clinical care, policy making, and planning.

6. A critical systematic review of 49 studies including 655 women and 666 neonates summarized that, neonatal COVID-19 infection is uncommon, almost never symptomatic, and the rate of infection is no greater when the baby is born vaginally, breastfed or allowed contact with the mother.

7. In their August 2020 Caring for Newborns update, the CDC recommended that mothers with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV2 infection and their neonates isolate together.

8. The American Academy of Pediatrics July 2020 update specifies that mothers and newborns may room in and that mothers should perform hand hygiene before breastfeeding and wear a mask during breastfeeding.