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relationship between ages, race and HIV mothers breastfeeding
Oct 31, 2001

Is there a pattern in the ages of the HIV positive mothers who breastfeed their babies? Is there a particular race that tends to do this more than another?

Response from Dr. Jackson

In the Unites States HIV positive mothers (regardless of age and race) are strongly advised not to breastfeed their babies. In the poorer developing countries, particularly in Africa, breastfeeding among HIV infected women is nearly universal at every age.

BJ


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