Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Can Hiv Be Passed To A Child Through Breast Milk

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...) under 1,000, the risk is almost zero. Mothers with a high viral load might reduce their risk if they deliver their baby by cesarean (C-)section. Feeding the Newborn Up to 20% of babies may get HIV infection from infected breast milk if the mother is not taking ART. However, breast milk contains nutrients that the newborn needs. It also protects the baby against some common childhood illnesses. Replacement feeding can increase the risk of...
Ask the Experts

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .Sister were never tested before. we are very much worried and want to the chance of being infection to the child and the expected life span...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...always "feasible." One other quick comment: Your sister should not breastfeed her newborn daughter, as HIV can be transmitted via breast milk to infants. Good luck to both your sister and her newborn daughter.Dr. Bob Read more »

hiv risk in breast milk

I recently went to a massage parlour. the lady after massaging me gave me a hand job.She was fully clothed and i inserted my hand in her top. She was lactating. I did press her boobs and got somemilk drops on my hand(very few). while touching her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent.Dr. Bob Read more »

Breast milk and oral transmission of HIV

Five weeks ago at a local bar a dancer offered her breast and like an idiot I took it in my mouth for a few seconds. Then I noticed a clear discharge on her nipple. I asked her if she was nursing and the answer was no. NO symptoms of initial HIV...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...The encounter you have described would not be considered a high risk exposure by any means. It is true that breast milk from mother to child can lead to transmission of HIV. What we need to factor into the equation is the type and length of the Read more »

Mother to child antibody transmission

I have a question regarding breastfeeding. Since HIV testing detects antibodies, is it possible that antibodies are what are passed from an HIV positive mother to child through breastfeeding? Aren't anibodies *good* things?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Antibodies can be passed through breast milk from mother to infant, but so can HIV. Antibodies may help protect against HIV, but they are not 100% effective. Approximately Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Risk HIV Infection Through Contaminated Instruments, Breast Milk at Hospitals in South African Province, Study Says

...instruments and "mix-ups" with breastmilk in some public hospitals in South Africa's Free State province are increasing the risk that children might contract HIV in the health care setting, according to a study presented at a press conference on... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...good medical care while they are pregnant. It also happens where ARVs are not available, where new mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...during pregnancy or delivery. This is called "vertical transmission." A baby can also be infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless... Read more »
Connect With Others

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a Preschool Teacher and I was wondering, if a mother brought her child in and a bottle of her Breast Milk and I fed it to the baby and if the baby threw up on me or if the breast milk got into a cut of mine is this a risk for getting Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know the with breast milk HIV/AIDS it is transfer from mother to child, by breast feeding, I am in childcare and I was wondering if a mother brings in Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, Read more »