HIV+ve Mother Breastfeed
Is HIV +Mother breastfeeding allowed to her baby? Whts the best option of feeding to 2 days old HIV +ve Mother's baby?
162 Views v

Answers (1)

Like the answers? Chat privately with the doctor of your choice

doctor profile image
Dr. Aditya Khanna
General Physician 6 yrs exp Kangra
Breastfeeding increases the risk of transmission of infection by 12-20%,in developed countries it is contraindicated as various formula based feeds are available , however in developing countries like India mother is given cART and advised to feed baby as this reduced the risk of infection transmission. Breastfeeding is better than mixed feeding in developing countries.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.