CDC recommends separating newborns from moms to help stop spread of coronavirus

CDC recommends separating newborns from moms to help stop spread of coronavirus
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[Ed. – Isn’t that a critical bonding period between the newborn and the mother?]

New CDC guidelines recommend separating new moms, who have the coronavirus, from their newborns.

That means they could be separated for up to two weeks.

The goal is to keep newborns from contracting the respiratory disease.

The CDC says the mothers should be involved in the decision and health workers should discuss the risks and benefits of such separation.

Some expectant moms are worried interrupting the mother-child bonding will have negative repercussions for the child.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital are among the facilities following those guidelines.

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