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Breast feeding safer than mixed feeding for babies of HIV mothers

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7285.511/b (Published 03 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:511
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    Among babies of mothers infected with HIV, those exclusively breast fed for three months or more have no excess risk of HIV infection over six months than those who have never been breast fed, according to latest research. The results could have important implications for public health policy in developing countries, where the total avoidance of breast feeding is not a realistic option for the vast majority of women.

    Anna Coutsoudis from the department of paediatrics and child health at the University …

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