HIV positive mothers who breast feed may die soonerBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7298.1324/b (Published 02 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1324
- Samena Chaudhry
Mothers who are HIV-1 positive in developing countries and who breast feed may be three times more likely to die within two years of giving birth than mothers who use formula milk, a study has concluded (Lancet 2001:357;1634-55).
In a randomised trial, 425 women at 32 weeks' gestation, were allocated either to breast feed or to use formula feed. After delivery the mothers and their infants were followed up …