Sociocultural influences on infant feeding decisions among HIV-infected women in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

@article{Thairu2005SocioculturalIO,
  title={Sociocultural influences on infant feeding decisions among HIV-infected women in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.},
  author={Lucy N Thairu and Gretel H Pelto and Nigel C Rollins and Ruth M Bland and Ncamisile Ntshangase},
  journal={Maternal \& child nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          2-10
        }
}
The promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by rapid transition to alternative food sources may be an important public health approach to the reduction of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through breastmilk. The basic ethical principle of 'informed choice' requires that HIV positive women are provided with adequate information about their options. However, information is only one factor that affects their decisions. The objective of this ethnographic study was to identify… 
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