Is breast really best? Breastfeeding and infectious diseases in the era of HIV

Is breast really best? Breastfeeding and infectious diseases in the era of HIV

Is breast really best? Breastfeeding and infectious diseases in the era of HIV

HIV can be transmitted from mother to child through breastmilk. However, breastfeeding protects babies against infectious diseases, which cause more than two thirds of deaths among children under five in less developed countries. Should breastfeeding be promoted or discouraged in areas where HIV is prevalent?

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