MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new study shows COVID-19 antibodies in mothers are present in their breast milk.
Researchers followed more than 75 lactating mothers for three months.READ MORE: Arrest Made In The Death Of Palm Beach Gardens Teen Ryan Rogers
Some of them had antibodies from contracting the actual virus, while others received an mRNA COVID vaccine.READ MORE: FIU's Dr. Aileen Marty On Omicron Variant: 'It Looks Like It's Going To Be Very Significantly Virulent And Very Transmissible'
Antibodies were present in the breast milk from both sets.
The study did not look at whether the antibodies are passed to nursing infants, but it did show they were viable enough to neutralize live, wild-type coronavirus.MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins Praise Rookies, Tua Tagovailoa's Accuracy
The results were published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.