DOI: 10.53524/lit.edt.978-65-995572-0-0/03

PALAVRAS CHAVE: Aleitamento Materno. Infecções por Coronavírus. Cuidados de Enfermagem.

KEYWORDS: Breast Feeding. Coronavirus Infections. Nursing Care.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To present a summary of recommendations on breast feeding care in the context of preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection in infants. METHODS: Narrative review conducted in June 2021, including articles, technical notes and manuals available inMedline, Lilacs, BDENF, SciELO and websites of entities involved in the fight againstCOVID-19. 18 publications, 13 scientific articles and five technical standards were found. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: In the literature analyzed, regarding the guidelines on the practice of breast feeding and the prevention of infection by SARS-CoV-2 and ininfants, it is possible to see that the recommendations range from the suspension of breast feeding in newborns of mothers with tests positive, according to the National Health Commission of China, the orientation of the World Health Organization that defends thepractice of breast feeding, since the advantages of breast milk outweigh the risk ofcontamination. CONCLUSION: Highlights that the benefits of breast feeding outweigh any risks of virus transmission. Thus, nursing mothers who are positive for SARS-CoV-2can maintain exclusive breast feeding directly in the breast or expressed as long as they are clinically stable and have the desire to breastfeed.


  • Fernanda Cavalcante Fontenele

  • Francisca Jacquelane Ferreira

  • Kélvya Ericka Lins Fernandes

  • Maria Veraci Oliveira Queiroz

  • Mayara Lima Sales

  • Renata Késia de Andrade Bezerra Coimbra

  • Renata Mendes Ferreira

  • Rochelle da Costa Cavalcante

  • Thaís Jormanna Pereira Silva

Desenvolvido por Alexsander Arcelino