HIV concentrations in breast milk higher at earlier, abrupt weaning

April 17, 2013 9:56 PM

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HIV concentrations in breast milk higher at earlier, abrupt weaning

HIV-infected mothers who breast-fed exclusively longer than the first four months after birth had less risk of transmitting the virus to their babies through their milk, researchers said.

To test whether breast-feeding routines affect the levels of HIV in breast milk, the researchers tested nearly 1,000 women and their infants in Lusaka, Zambia, over 24 months. The women were divided into two groups – one that weaned their babies abruptly after four months, and one in which the women...

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