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close this bookHIV and Infant Feeding - Review of HIV Transmission Through Breastfeeding Jointly Issued by UNICEF, UNAIDS and WHO Guidelines - Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (UNAIDS, 1998, 26 p.)
close this folderStrategies to reduce breast-milk transmission
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View the documentReplacement feeding
View the documentEarly cessation of breastfeeding
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View the documentWet-nursing by a tested HIV-negative woman
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Wet-nursing by a tested HIV-negative woman

In communities where wet-nursing by a family member is practised this option can be considered. It will be necessary for the wet-nurse to agree to and understand the implications of voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT). She would also have to be counselled about HIV and be able to avoid becoming infected during breastfeeding.