|hiv and breastfeeding
Jan 5, 2013
Under exceptional circumstances, and after seeking expert professional advice on reducing the risk of transmission of HIV through breastfeeding, a highly informed and motivated mother might be assisted to breastfeed. Department of Health4 Hello doc i copied and pasted the extract above. i have been reading too much literature about hiv and breastfeeding . so how possible is it for the mother not to transcript the virus to the baby. Am in the united states.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and good to hear back from you.
The Department of Health quote comes from the United Kingdom in 2005- so this is the most relevant or current idea.
Here in the US, breast feeding by HIV+ mothers is not recommended by current medical practice or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as transmission of HIV to the infant is possible.
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