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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding For Women Living With HIV in Australia

If you are living with HIV, are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you may be thinking about breastfeeding your baby, and whether it is safe or advisable.

This resource is the first of its kind in Australia and was developed by NAPWHA (National Association of People With HIV Australia) and Positive Women Victoria in 2021. It is for women who are living with HIV and want to understand the issues around breastfeeding or formula feeding. After reading this resource, we hope you will feel encouraged by the news that although medical and health experts agree that formula feeding is still the safest option, breastfeeding is increasingly being recognised as an option that may be open to some women living with HIV in Australia.

Breastfeeding For Women Living With HIV In Australia (resource will be available 12 August 2021)

If you’d like a printed copy, we will post it to you. Email: info@positivewomen.org.au or phone: (03) 9863 8747 .