Scientists disagree over whether breast is best for AIDS babies
DPA , JOHANNESBURG
Thursday, Apr 07, 2005,Page 9
"Breastfeeding, a practice that is encouraged internationally, is under scrutiny in Africa where little research has been undertaken on this method of nourishing infants in a time of AIDS. Breast milk carries the AIDS virus. It is widely accepted that an estimated 15 percent of infants who are breastfed by infected mothers contract the virus. Yet breastfeeding is still widely promoted as the safest option in Africa, where AIDS is rife and where the sanitary conditions needed for the preparation of artificial infant foods do not prevail..."