The antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in human milk

2 modules


Course Length
60 mins

Medela Global Education



In this course, Dr. Powell will describe the human milk immune system, focusing on the antibody response after infection or vaccination, and the functions of those antibodies for infants, or as a potential therapeutic for all. Specifically, you will learn about current research on the human milk antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and very recent data on the milk antibody response following vaccination against COVID-19.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.



Assistant Professor Rebecca Powell, PhD CLC

Dr Rebecca Powell is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine. She studies the immune properties of human milk.

Dr. Powell currently has several active projects aimed to fill knowledge gaps about human milk immunology, exploring: the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination; the antibody response to influenza vaccine; and the design of maternal vaccines to eliminate mother-to-child-transmission of HIV via breastfeeding.


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to understand:

  • the basic immunological components of human milk
  • the antibody response in human milk and how this differs from the systemic response
  • the potency, durability and function of the antibody response against COVID-19 in human milk.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate The antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in human milk

Learning Credits

The antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in human milk
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Thank you for your research findings
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Interesting information that lactation providers assumed was the case with Covid antibody production but good to have the data to back it up
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Thank you
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