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Breastfeeding And HIV/Aids: The Research, the Politics, the Women's Responses
Author: Edith White
Manufacturer: McFarland & Company
Keywords: Gynecology, generic companies
Rubric: Veterinary medical books
The spread of the AIDS virus has introduced a new element into the formula-versus-breastfeeding controversy. Mothers, particularly those in developing nations, have been urged to breastfeed in order to better nourish their infants and protect them from disease or contaminants in the water used to prepare formula. Now, however, mothers and healthcare workers must consider the danger of transmitting AIDS via breastfeeding. When HIV-infected women nurse their children, they more than double the risk of transmitting the virus. The issue is further complicated in countries where the alternatives are not very promising and in cultures that stigmatize women for even undergoing AIDS testing. This
Book review: Breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS: The Research, the Politics, the
The author of this book has thoroughly and systematically discussed the link between breastfeeding and transmission of HIV . The diverse spectrum of settings and cultures that have informed the I found White's book to present many different points of view while it drew on a variety of disciplines. This book was a great overview on a topic that not many consider or know much about.
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