Last update Nov. 7, 2014
Women from industrialized societies who do not breastfeed have a transmission risk of 15 to 20% , however, on those who breastfeed it is of 30 to 35%.
In those developing countries with a high mortality rate BF is mandatory, since bottle feeding represents an actual threat to infant’s life, still more dramatic than on non-infected children.
By heating breast milk at 56ºC for 30 minutes, or, pasteurizing it (62,5ºC 30 minutes) HIV is inactivated.
We do not have alternatives for Hiv.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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