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Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Bad, bad idea
In health, breast feeding has many benefits, and in the very poor nations, the lack of a good alternative may make it worth the risk.
In the developed world, it is far safer to use a good substitute because of the risk of transmission to the baby. On this subject, there's an unanimity rare in real science. This is an emotional issue with militants offering misinformation -- be warned.

In brief: Bad, bad idea
In health, breast feeding has many benefits, and in the very poor nations, the lack of a good alternative may make it worth the risk.
In the developed world, it is far safer to use a good substitute because of the risk of transmission to the baby. On this subject, there's an unanimity rare in real science. This is an emotional issue with militants offering misinformation -- be warned.
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