Breastfeeding's HIV risk

Althaus, Frances
December 1998
International Family Planning Perspectives;Dec98, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p155
Academic Journal
Highlights the findings of a research about the possibilities of HIV-infected mothers to transmit the infection to their children through breastfeeding. Lesser chances of transmission with shorter duration of breastfeeding; Absence of unbreastfed children who got infected; Late postnatal transmission rate; Time of stopping breastfeeding to prevent seroconversion and transmission.


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