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Greetings all
I have been positive for 9 years now and I and about to have my first child. I really want to breastfeed my baby but there seems not to be enough information on this. I have been undetectable since diagnosis and am still taking meds. Is here anyone with experience of this and advise please help as I know breast is best and doctors are very negative on this topic. I would appreciate your experiences and advise please

Jim Allen:

I know there are not many female posters here so I thought I would break the silence in your thread to at least post to say welcome to the forum and congratulations on the pregnancy.

Recently there was a similar thread and prehaps this will yield some insights for you as well.

Wishing you all the best



Thankyou Jim
Much appreciated :)
I have never used a forum before so getting to understand the gist of how it works! Thankyou for your info, I hope to find some women who have had the experience before so they can advise what they did I'm just in limbo at the moment.
Thankyou for your reply and information

Jim Allen:
You're welcome and I hope some of the girls will reply to help you out of the limbo.



I have two beautiful children, both born hiv Negative. I was told both times not to breast feed them because  there is always a possibility that the blood may come out with the milk and that youíre all the juices may contain the virus. I didnít want to take the chance of infecting my babies so I formula feed. My son is now 11 and my daughter is 9. Both Heathy and doing very well. Hope this helps


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