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Thrush In Breastfeeding Mothers

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Mothers in Uganda Resort to Breastfeeding

A growing number of HIV-positive mothers in Uganda are breastfeeding their babies since UNICEF stopped donating free infant formula. Doctors implementing the nation's prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) project said on Aug. 7 that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

To Stop Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Focus on Safe Breastfeeding Strategies

"There is great hope that we can finally stop infants from getting infected with HIV by their mothers. But first, countries with high rates of HIV infection must work out how to deliver reliable health programs to protect babies form their mothers'... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IPS Reports on the Confusion Among HIV-Positive Mothers in Uganda Surrounding New WHO Breastfeeding Guidelines

A new WHO recommendation "that HIV-positive mothers on antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can exclusively breastfeed their babies for up to twelve months without infecting them has created confusion among HIV-positive mothers in Uganda as information... Read more »
Ask the Experts

relationship between ages, race and HIV mothers breastfeeding

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?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
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... Read more »

HIV positive mothers' reasons for breastfeeding

Why do HIV positive mothers make the decision to breastfeed their babies if there is a risk for spreading the virus to the baby?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Women in developing countries often breastfeed their babies because they cannot afford to buy formula, they have no clean water, and they are stigmatized by their community if they do not breastfeed their baby. BJ... Read more »

HIV Positive mother breastfeeding

Good DayI would like to know can a HIV positive mother breastfeed her HIV negative baby? I heard that it is possible and why would this be? What happens if there is a crack in the mothers nipples? How do u explain this....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWe highly or strongly recommend that a HIV positive mother does not breast feed her child. There are studies coming out that show that someone living with HIV on medication and having an undetectable viral load reduces the risk of transmission by... Read more »

5th time asking***PLEASE ANSWER***Breastfeeding mother

Hi Doctor~I would very much appreciate an answer to my question, as I have been so concerned, because I am also breastfeeding my baby. I went to my doctor to get a mole removed back in November and when I got there I saw some dried blood on the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I do not consider you at risk and would not have tested you in the first place. I would not worry further about breastfeeding your baby.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always back... Read more »


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does anyone know a website that shows a picture of what thrush looks like?

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Information needed--Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is thrush? Does it appear within the ARS period ?

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Does anyone have information about Thrush and asthma inhalers

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