Rapid Advice: WHO Principles and Recommendations on Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV
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In this document, the WHO recommends that breastfeeding continue until the infant is 12 months of age (provided the HIV-positive mother or baby is taking ARVs during that period) in order to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and improve the infant's chance of survival. National health authorities are encouraged by WHO to identify the most appropriate infant feeding practice (either breastfeeding with ARVs or the use of infant formula) for their communities. The selected practice should then be promoted as the single standard of care.
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