Why is it so easy for pregnant women to die from dengue fever?
Infants whose mothers are diagnosed with prenatal or neonatal dengue fever need close monitoring to limit the risk of transmission.
According to experts, the risk of transmission of the dengue virus from mother to baby through breast milk is negligible, so if the mother is infected with dengue fever can still maintain breastfeeding.
Many scientific evidence shows that breast milk, especially colostrum, has antibodies that help babies become immune to infections.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also said that breast milk has many nutrients, antibodies to help protect children, prevent dehydration, maintain affection in children.
In some specific cases, such as the mother with severe dengue fever, the doctor may prescribe formula feeding or external milking to the infant.