Exclusive Breast-Feeding Is Safer Than Mixed Feeding For Infants Born to HIV-Positive Mothers

Thomas, J.
June 2007
International Family Planning Perspectives;Jun2007, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p85
Academic Journal
The article reports on the results of a study titled "Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 infection during exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life: an intervention cohort study," which was published in the "Lancet" journal. The study found that it is safer for HIV-positive mothers to breast-feed their infants exclusively rather than supplementing breast-feeding with formula or solid food. The risk of HIV infection was found to have increased among infants who received the additional food sources, compared to those who were exclusively breast-fed.


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