Journal Article

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Burkina Faso: Breastfeeding and Wet Nursing

Boubacar Nacro, Makoura Barro, Suzanne Gaudreault and Blami Dao

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 56, issue 3, pages 183-186
Published in print June 2010 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online October 2009 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmp083
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Burkina Faso: Breastfeeding and Wet Nursing

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Objective: A survey of the knowledge of women about HIV and breastfeeding.

Method and Patients: The study employed a voluntary questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Epi info 6 with χ2 test and P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant.

Results: Three hundred women agreed to participate in the study. Only 82 realized that HIV could be transmitted by breastmilk. After information about HIV transmission, 37 stated that they would still breastfeed. On the other hand, 220 (74.1%) stated that they would accept breastfeeding by a wet nurse. Two hundred and eighty (69.8%) would accept to serve as the wet nurse for an infant born to an HIV-infected woman. There was an association between acceptance of HIV screening and willingness to breastfeed (P = 0.00206529).

Conclusion: Appropriate Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) measures must be made available to HIV-infected women. Detailed studies must be performed to evaluate the feasibility of this approach in resource limited settings.

Keywords: PMTCT; HIV; breastmilk; developing countries

Journal Article.  1400 words. 

Subjects: Paediatrics

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