Q.8 Can I touch and hold my newborn baby if I have COVID-19?

Yes. Close contact and early, exclusive breastfeeding helps a baby to thrive. You should be supported to:
a. Breastfeed safely, with good respiratory hygiene;
b. Hold your newborn skin-to-skin, and
c. Share a room with your baby

You should wash your hands before and after touching your baby, and keep all surfaces clean.

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