Understanding International Policy
on HIV and Breastfeeding:
a comprehensive resource

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January 2013 — "Understanding International Policy on HIV and Breastfeeding: a comprehensive resource" is a resource which aims to clarify the confusion which has arisen during the last decade due to changing HIV and infant feeding guidance. The resource is intended for policy-makers, breastfeeding advocates, national breastfeeding committees, public health advocates, women's health activists and others working in the community.

The resource also summarises up-to-date scientific evidence as at the end of 2012. Research emerging between WHO's 2006 and 2010 guidance documents showed conclusively that maternal/infant ARV regimens during pregnancy and breastfeeding greatly reduce vertical transmission of HIV; and that exclusive and continued breastfeeding significantly improves overall HIV-free survival.

A HIV Kit of an overview of infant feeding in the context of HIV. There are six sections, with information, issues to think about and to discuss, actions to take, and contacts for further resources.

  About
SECTION 1 Introduction
SECTION 2 The global HIV pandemic and how it affects women and children
SECTION 3 Interventions to maximise mother and child health and survival
SECTION 4 Counselling HIV-positive mothers about how to feed their babies using current HIV and infant feeding recommendations
SECTION 5 Chronology and evolution of HIV & Infant Feeding policy
SECTION 6 Glossary, definitions and further resources
 

Back to the Future on HIV and Breastfeeding: The findings that transformed policy

GOLDLactation.com would like to share this invaluable presentation given by Pamela Morrison, IBCLC during our GOLD Lactation Online Conference in 2013.

Pamela explores the research that influenced HIV and infant feeding policy. She describes a journey spanning promotion of maternal infant feeding choice in the face of an uncertain outcome to a clear recommendation based on up-to-date evidence about child-survival. Twenty-five years later breastfeeding enjoys a renewed endorsement regardless of a mother's HIV-status.

This presentation is being made available in commemoration of World Aids Day. We hope you enjoy this captivating information.
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
 

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