Background: Limited data are available on the perinatal and postnatal transmission of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommended breastfeeding with necessary precautions to mothers with COVID-19 . Case Presentation: A 20-year-old pregnant woman with no symptoms of COVID-19 presented to the hospital for delivery at 39 weeks of gestation . She was tested for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) because her father had been diagnosed with COVID-19 . A nasopharyngeal swab RT-PCR test was positive for SARS-CoV-2 . Therefore, the baby and the mother were cared for separately after delivery . Breast milk obtained after first lactation was tested by real-time RT-PCR and was positive for SARS-CoV-2 .
Conclusions: In this article, we aimed to report the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in breast milk . Although further studies are needed, this situation may have an impact on breastfeeding recommendations.