In high-income countries, exclusive bottle feeding with formula milk is recommended for mothers with HIV. In low-income countries (where clean water is not always available), breastfeeding is recommended for all mothers.

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Infant feeding resources

  • Having a baby

    In the UK, thousands of women with HIV have given birth to healthy babies.Taking anti-HIV drugs during the pregnancy will protect your baby from HIV.If...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • HIV and having a baby

    Women living with HIV can give birth without passing on HIV to the baby.Your options for conception will depend on your health and your partner’s...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Breastfeeding

    The first evidence that HIV could be transmitted via breast milk was a case report of the child of a previously healthy woman who was delivered by...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

    Information level Level 4

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