Q and A


Can I give my baby formula milk when she is on nevirapine?

I’m HIV positive and i got a 6weeks old baby. I breastfed her for the first 2weeks. In the third week, because i’ve been taking my treatment well, i decided switched to formula milk…

Can i still continue feeding her formula while she is on nevirapine?


Hi there

Thanks – and congratulations on your new baby.

The nevirapine is important for your baby whether you use formula or beast/chest milk.

Both are really safe with nevirapine.

This link has more information about different ways babies are given meds to protect against HIV. It varies in different countries:

best wishes



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