Mozambican Health Officials Advising HIV-Positive Women to Breastfeed in Some Circumstances
March 20, 2009
Health officials in Mozambique are advising HIV-positive women to breastfeed their infants in certain circumstances, despite the risk of mother-to-child transmission of the virus, AIM/AllAfrica.com reports. The announcement was made by Hemlaximin Nataial, a pediatrician at the Jose Macamo General Hospital in the capital of Maputo. She said that health officials decided on the policy after determining that a large percentage of children born to HIV-positive women are malnourished.
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