Encourage HIV+ moms to breastfeed
Guidelines for HIV+ moms
Recommendations for breastfeeding are now the same for HIV-negative mothers and for moms living with HIV.
Encourage all moms:
Exclusive breastfeeding means breastmilk only – no added water, formula, juice or solids. Baby can have prescribed medicines or supplements.
Advise parents to wait until 6 months before introducing solids, no matter what the mother’s HIV status.