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Non-puerperal induced lactation: an infant feeding option in paediatric HIV/AIDS in tropical Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18678586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A major problem in the management of infants exposed to HIV is the issue of feeding, which stems from the need to avoid transmission of the virus via breast milk. Other important issues in the nutrition of infants exposed to the virus include severe maternal illness, which makes suckling extremely difficult, and feeding orphans. Wet nursing is one of the recommended steps in addressing the feeding problems of such infants but for reasons of sociocultural disapproval, it appears not to be popular in traditional African settings. Non-puerperal induced lactation or re-lactation of a close relation, usually a grandmother, which hitherto has been used to rehabilitate severely malnourished motherless infants, may be equally useful. The procedure of re-lactation and the limitations of the method are highlighted. Also, the need to employ information, education and communication in improving the sociocultural acceptability of this veritable infant feeding method in tropical Africa is discussed.
Tinuade A Ogunlesi; Folasade A Adekanmbi; Bolanle M Fetuga; Mojisola M Ogundeyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1367-4935     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Health Care     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-05     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806360     Medline TA:  J Child Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Paediatrics, Olabisi Onabanjo University and Consultant Neonatologist, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Africa / epidemiology
Attitude to Health / ethnology
Breast Feeding / ethnology*
Chlorpromazine / pharmacology
Family / ethnology*
HIV Infections / ethnology,  prevention & control*,  transmission
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Needs and Demand
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*
Lactation* / drug effects,  physiology,  psychology
Metoclopramide / pharmacology
Social Values / ethnology
Surrogate Mothers
Reg. No./Substance:
364-62-5/Metoclopramide; 50-53-3/Chlorpromazine

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