TITLE

Study: exclusive breastfeeding reduces HIV-infection rates

AUTHOR(S)
Coovadia, Hoosen M.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Mothering;Jul/Aug2007, Issue 143, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the results of a study showing that HIV-infected mothers who exclusively breastfed were less likely to transmit HIV to their infants than those who fed their babies with non-human milk or a mixture of foods.
ACCESSION #
25614834

 

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