March 30, 2007
Breastfeeding (No Food, No Formula) is Best
Infants of HIV positive mothers who breastfeed but also drink formula are almost twice as likely to test positive as children of mothers who breastfeed exclusively, say researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Introducing solid foods and animal products to children at a young age increases transmission risks, and the study suggests that major AIDS organizations consider revising their infant-feeding guidelines.
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