Breast feeding lowers HIV risk
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|Tue, 08-20-2013 - 6:20pm|
Did you know? "WHO recommends that all mothers, regardless of their HIV status, practice exclusive breast feeding—which means no other liquids or food, are given—in the first six months." New research suggests babies born to mothers with HIV have a higher percentage of contracting HIV when they are not exclusively breastfed.
Exclusively breast-fed babies whose mothers are HIV positive have a lower percentage of contracting HIV from their mothers, compared to those who are not breast-fed for the first six months.
According to experts, the risk of transmission for babies who are breast-fed is 4 per cent, while those who are not is 10 times more.
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