HIV positive mothers who breast feed may die sooner

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 02 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1324
  1. Samena Chaudhry
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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