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breastfeed

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breast-feed

(brĕst′fēd′)
v. breast·fed (-fĕd′), breast·feeding, breast·feeds
v.tr.
To feed (a baby) mother's milk from the breast; suckle.
v.intr.
To breastfeed a baby.
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[11,12] Appropriate feeding during illness is important to prevent nutritional deficiencies and in the present study, 88.23% continued to breast-feed their infants during episodes of diarrhoea.
A mother who feeds formula or other food part of the time and breast-feeds to fill in is therefore increasing her baby's vulnerability to HIV infection.
"We already know how to prevent breast-feeding transmission: Don't breast-feed," says Lynne Mofenson of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md.
The researchers didn't randomly assign women to breast-feed or formula feed, but studied healthy and HIV-infected women who chose to breast-feed only, bottle-feed only, or supplement breast-feeding with formula, milk, or solid foods.
At an October 2006 meeting in Geneva, WHO members refined the breast-feeding recommendation for HIV-infected women to emphasize that the first choice for babies during their first 6 months is exclusive breast-feeding, unless the conditions for bottle-feedhag are "acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable, and safe." That is, women should exclusively breast-feed if they don't have access to clean water, good health care and medicines, and formula.
Mothers who are HIV positive or who have AIDS should consult their medical professional when malting the decision to breast-feed.