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Re: [pronut-hiv] Uganda: HIV Positive Moms And Breastfeeding (4)
- From: "Rachel Stern" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 12:33:56 -0400
Sorry. I don't understand your response. Could you please clarify a bit.
I think the important thing is not the recommendtion, but how feasible,
acceptable, affordable.....'AFASS' will she be able?
What ever recommendations we are giving, let us put AFASS into
---- Rachel Stern <email@example.com> wrote:
Suppose a young infant has thrush, and mom is HIV-positive. Is breastfeeding
----- ProNut-HIV wrote:
> New Vision (Kampala)
> July 31, 2006
> BREASTFEEDING is the best choice for a mother and a baby however for
> HIV positives mothers it must be done with caution because it may lead
> to transmission of HIV to the baby.
> About 15-20% of all HIV infections in babies is transmitted through
> Doctors recommend that if an HIV positive mother is to breast-feed, it
> must be exclusive breast-feeding or else she does not breast feed at
> Mixing breast-feeding and supplementary feeds is discouraged because it
> introduces foods that may inflame the gut undermining its protective
> layer, thus making HIV infection possible.
> If an HIV positive mum breastfeed exclusively, it should not be longer
> than six months because a long breastfeeding period may expose the baby
> to catching HIV.
> If you are an HIV positive expectant mother, seek advice from your
> health provider about the options of feeding your baby after birth. Get
> all the advice you can and read authentic sources of information about
> HIV and breastfeeding.
> If you choose the non-breastfeeding option, make sure you work hard on
> bonding time with your baby like bathing your baby, singing for the baby
> and massaging the baby. This will help you develop a strong bond with
> your baby.