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Question

Can my baby be switch to formula?

I’m currently breastfeeding my baby. I’m due to go back to work when they are 4 months old. Will it be OK for me to switch to formula? Also where I live we use traditional medicines, can my baby have these? They are on ARVs.

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

Formula feeding in many countries is actually the preferred feeding method, so yes, its OK to make the switch.

Its not advised to give children traditional medicine when they are on ARVs as its not clear what the interactions could be. If you child is unwell they should see a doctor, not a traditional practitioner.

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