I gave baby water and medicine?
1 February 2023. Related: All topics, Children, HIV transmission.
Can my baby be infected? I gave her traditional medicine and water and I’m breastfeeding?
Hi, how are you doing?
Congratulations on having a baby. How old is baby?
Are you on treatment? and has baby had their own HIV treatment e.g., nevirapine?
If baby is younger than 6 months, baby doesn’t need water. What treatment did you give? If you are on treatment, there will be minimal risk with giving water/treatment.
After 6 months, baby can be mixed fed and doing so is healthy. It will not increase HIV transmission risk.