Breastfeeding and HIV - the challenge for South Africa

Urwin, Liz
April 2009
African Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health;Apr-Jun2009, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p99
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the challenges of breastfeeding on mothers with HIV in South Africa. She cites the couple with HIV who suffered a problem for having a child that still in breastfeed by her mother. She notes that clinicians advice the mother not to give water while breastfeeding for six months to avoid complications. She reveals that the country needs new culture of exclusive breastfeeding for HIV positive mothers for the best care of the baby.


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