Breastfeeding and HIV

Advocacy brief

Breastfeeding and HIV
UNICEF/UNI186633/Schermbrucker

Highlights

Mothers living with HIV can breastfeed without negative consequences for their own health and the health of their children. When these mothers take antiretroviral medicine consistently throughout the breastfeeding period, the risk of transmitting HIV to their children is extremely low.

We can improve HIV-free survival and development for children born to mothers living with HIV. By strengthening support for adherence to treatment and breastfeeding in line with global recommendations, we can improve survival and health for both mothers and children.

Child health and nutrition advocates are joining forces to advance this agenda.

Breastfeeding and HIV
Author
Global Breastfeeding Collective
Publication date
Languages
English

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