HIV and Infant Feeding

Guidelines for Decision-Makers

No. of pages: 86
Publication date: 2003
Available languages: English
ISBN: 92 4 159122 6
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In order to assist in putting general guidance on HIV and infant feeding into practice in countries, HIV and Infant Feeding: Guidelines for Decision-makers was revised in 2003 by WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF and UNFPA with valuable inputs from NGOs, researchers, and government officials.

The guidelines contain an overview of international policy, goals and guidelines; background on HIV and infant feeding; current recommendations for HIV-positive women and considerations relating to different feeding options; an overview of the process of developing or revising a national policy on infant and young child feeding incorporating HIV concerns; considerations for countries considering the provision of free or low-cost infant formula; suggestions for protecting, promoting and supporting appropriate infant feeding in the general population; key issues in supporting HIV-positive women in their infant feeding decisions; and considerations on monitoring and evaluation.

This publication is one of a series on HIV and infant feeding which also includes the following publications: