The Future of Breastfeeding in the Face of HIV-1 Infection: Science and Policy
This book presents a comprehensive and detailed overview of transmission of HIV-1 to the infant via the infected mother’s breast milk. There is no question that breast milk is the ideal food for the infant—with numerous nutritional, immunologic, cognitive, and psychological benefits for the mother/infant dyad, it is a food evolutionarily designed and uniquely tailored to the needs of the developing infant. Promotion of breastfeeding is now recognized throughout the world—and especially in resource-limited settings—as one of the most critical interventions to prevent infant and young child mortality [1–4]. Derrick Jelliffe, one of the founding fathers of developing world pediatrics and child health/nutrition, aptly described the result of promotional practices of the formula industry in the 1960s and 1970s as “commerciogenic malnutrition” [5–7].
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The opinions expressed in this chapter are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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