Is Breast Still Best?

Gerhard, Susan
September 2001
Mothering;Sep/Oct2001, Issue 108, p54
Focuses on the issue of breastfeeding by HIV-positive mothers. Study results showing the lack of chance for HIV-positive mothers to transmit HIV to their children; Edge of the benefits of breastfeeding over potential harm; Danger of formula feeding.


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