Breast feeding must consider HIV transmission in Latin America and the Caribbean

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7322.1188 (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1188
  1. Rafael Perez-Escamilla, associate professor of nutritional sciences (rperez@canr.uconn.edu)
  1. University of Connecticut, Nutritional Sciences Department, Storrs, CT 06269-4017, USA

    EDITOR—Betrán et al's paper confirms the importance of exclusive breast feeding in reducing infant morbidity and mortality in the Latin American and Caribbean region.1 The authors did not, however, mention other cost effectiveness analyses of the promotion of breast feeding in Latin America that have been carried out.

    In particular, through controlled designs …

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