A Perspective on the Inappropriate Infant Feeding Practices Observed among KwaZulu-Natal Mothers: Professional Expectations Clash with Human Nature's Realities

Noel W Solomons, Olle Hernell


“The difficult we can do right away . . . the impossible takes us a bit longer”
Slogan of the U.S.Naval Engineer Seabees

It is currently recommended as best public health advice that women infected with HIV prevent maternal to child transmission (MTCT) of the virus by abstaining from breastfeeding and provide exclusive replacement formula feeding as long as the latter is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe (AFASS); otherwise, they should choose to maintain exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) as the mode of nutrition [1].


breastfeeding; professional expectations;

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