Breastfeeding Is Really Good For Babies, But Millions Can't Do It
UNICEF wants women to breastfeed their babies because it's like a first vaccine, but that can be difficult for HIV-positive mothers.By Melissa Prax | July 31, 2016
Breastfeeding shortly after a baby is born could mean life or death. The chance of a baby dying goes up by 80 percent within their first month of life if they're not breastfed in the first 24 hours.
That's because if a woman has HIV she could spread the disease to her baby through breastfeeding.