Are Women With HIV Breastfeeding? In the U.S., It’s Hard to Know

Are Women With HIV Breastfeeding? In the U.S., It’s Hard to Know

When it came to breastfeeding, nearly half of the women (47%) reported exclusive formula feeding, especially in Ottawa, where 91% did so. Three out of four women in Miami reported exclusive formula feeding, 5% reported exclusive breastfeeding and 7% did a little of each. While women in Port Harcourt reported concordance between their own breastfeeding behaviors and the desires of their partners, the results were more varied for women in North America. Likewise, in Canada, partners were less likely to think women should exclusively breastfeed; 12% of women in Ottawa and 10% of women in Miami reported that their partners wanted them to exclusively breastfeed. This is notable because the more likely women were to have received prenatal care, the more likely they were to practice exclusive formula feeding.

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