The health of HIV-exposed children after early weaning.

  title={The health of HIV-exposed children after early weaning.},
  author={Megan E Parker and Martin Tembo and Linda S. Adair and Charles S Chasela and Ellen G. Piwoz and Denise J. Jamieson and Sascha R. Ellington and Dumbani Kayira and Alice Soko and Chimwemwe Mkhomawanthu and Francis E A Martinson and Charles Michael van der Horst and Margaret E. Bentley},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  volume={9 2},
There are potential health risks associated with the use of early weaning to prevent mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in resource-poor settings. Our objective was to examine growth and nutrient inadequacies among a cohort of children weaned early. Children participating in the Breastfeeding Antiretrovirals and Nutrition (BAN) Study in Lilongwe, Malawi, had HIV-infected mothers, were weaned at 6 months and fed LNS until 12 months. 40 HIV-negative, BAN-exited… CONTINUE READING