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Hiv Bf Dubai

Hiv Bf Dubai

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Published by: Ted Greiner on Oct 15, 2010
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Postpartum AFASS assessments tosupport appropriate timing of cessation of breastfeeding
Ted Greiner, PhD
1st RegionalConference onHuman Lactation,Breastfeeding for Healthier Generations November 14 ±15,2007Dubai
 
The goal of infant feedingcounseling & support:
 Achieve optimal ratesof 
HIV-free survival 
R
educe postnatalHIV transmission
Keep infants aliveand well
 
B
reastfeeding Dilemma
Recommendations regarding breastfeeding for the HIV-infected woman must carefully consider the risk-benefit ratiofor that particular individual.
The risk-benefit ratio for replacement feeding can varysubstantially among different settings and in many cases maybe difficult to determine.
The risks of alternative feeding methods may include thefollowing:
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Increased morbidity/mortality.
í
Impact of the cost on the health sector budget and on thefamily (higher health care costs for all instead just the fewpercent who transmit).
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Loss of lactational ammenorrhea.
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Stigmatization if breastfeeding is the norm.

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