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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: H | 2019/08/28

Q.

Breastfeeding & HIV

What is the best feeding solution for HIV + mothers? Also, what's the best infant formula to boost baby's immune system should breastfeeding not be the option?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2019/08/30

Until quite recently HIV positive mothers were advised not to breast feed their babies. Now with the success of anti-retroviral medicines in treating HIV and also preventing the transmission of HIV to the infant, breast feeding is now advised. This is really a personal decision and a formula such as NAN Pelargon is recommended as a substitute for breast feeding babies of HIV positive mothers. NAN Pelargon is an excellent and comprehensive formula for babies.

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