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Guidance for Counseling and Managing Women Living with HIV in the United States Who Desire to Breastfeed

Last Updated: March 27, 2018; Last Reviewed: March 27, 2018

Panel's Recommendations: Guidance for Counseling and Managing Women Living with HIV in the United States Who Desire to Breastfeed 
Panel's Recommendations
  • Breastfeeding is not recommended for women living with HIV in the United States (AII).
  • Women who have questions about breastfeeding or who desire to breastfeed should receive patient-centered, evidence-based counseling on infant feeding options (AIII).
  • When women with HIV choose to breastfeed despite intensive counseling, they should be counseled to use harm-reduction measures to minimize the risk of HIV transmission to their infants (BIII).
Rating of Recommendations: A = Strong; B = Moderate; C = Optional
Rating of Evidence: I = One or more randomized trials with clinical outcomes and/or validated laboratory endpoints; II = One or more well-designed, nonrandomized trials or observational cohort studies with long-term clinical outcomes; III = Expert opinion

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