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

  • Noel W Solomons Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM)
  • Olle Hernell Olle Hernell MD, Ph D.
Keywords: breastfeeding, professional expectations,

Abstract

“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].

Author Biographies

Noel W Solomons, Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM)
MD Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM)
Olle Hernell, Olle Hernell MD, Ph D.
Olle Hernell MD, Ph D. Professor, chair Pediatrics Department of Clinical sciences Olle Hernell MD, Ph D. Professor, chair Pediatrics Department of Clinical sciences Umeå university
Published
2009-05-27
Section
Editorials, Opinions, Issues in the field of Nutrition