HIV and Breastfeeding

Farber, Celia
September 1998
Mothering;Sep/Oct98, Issue 90, p66
Focuses on the fears, misconceptions and facts about HIV and breast feeding. Protection, intervention and treatment efforts aimed at beating back human HIV; Benefits of breastfeeding to babies.


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