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Overview of HIV and Breast-feeding (translated from English)

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Date received: 2009-06-15

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Code: 635

Year published: 2007

Organization: avert.org

Carrier: Printed

Without doubts for children the best means of feeding is breast feeding, but unfortunately HIV can be transmitted through breast milk. Breast milk supplies a baby with all necessary nutritious substances that are important for a baby during the first ten months of life. Also it contains substances that protect the baby from such common childrens diseases as diarrhea and infections of respiratory system. If a woman is HIV-positive, the dangers of not breastfeeding must be balanced against the risk of HIV transmission. The original source is at http://www.avert.org/hiv-breastfeeding.htm.

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