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15th August 2013 07:29 AM #1
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is breastfeeding safe?
Is breastfeeding still recommended when the mum has untreated infection? Is it safe for the baby?
16th August 2013 06:59 AM #2
Breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organisation for the first two years of life and beyond (with exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life). There are hardly any medical conditions which mean you could not breastfeed. In fact:
'HIV and HTLV-1 are the only infectious diseases that are considered absolute contraindications to breastfeeding in developed countries' (Lawrence & Lawrence 2001)
What type of infection were you referring to?
Breastfeeding really is a fabulous way to feed your baby!