Breastfeeding and HIV

February 2, 2010. Posted in: Blog Posts

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A new study has revealed that stopping breastfeeding early might increase mortality risk among children born to HIV infected mothers. By 4 months of age, children pass the critical stage of development where breastfeeding is essential for their survival.

AnotherLook at breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS

http://www.who.int/child_adolescent_health/news/archive/2009/30_11_09/en/index.html

WHO also now recommends that breastfeeding continue until the infant is 12 months of age, provided the HIV-positive mother or baby is taking ARVs during that period. This will reduce the risk of HIV transmission and improve the infant’s chance of survival…