n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Breastfeeding and the 2015 South African guidelines for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV : forum

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Breastfeeding, especially exclusive breastfeeding in the first months of life, is the cornerstone of good infant nutrition, health and survival. The various health benefits include the mother and also extend beyond infancy to protection against common noncommunicable diseases in adult life. These benefits take on even greater salience in low-resource settings.

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