Infant feeding and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: what lies beneath the dilemma?

@article{Fletcher2008InfantFA,
  title={Infant feeding and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: what lies beneath the dilemma?},
  author={Faith E Fletcher and Paul Ndebele and Maureen C. Kelley},
  journal={Theoretical medicine and bioethics},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={307-30}
}
The debate over how to best guide HIV-infected mothers in resource-poor settings on infant feeding is more than two decades old. Globally, breastfeeding is responsible for approximately 300,000 HIV infections per year, while at the same time, UNICEF estimates that not breastfeeding (formula feeding with contaminated water) is responsible for 1.5 million child deaths per year. The largest burden of these infections and deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using this region as an example of the… CONTINUE READING