If you are living with HIV and you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you may be thinking about breastfeeding your baby, and whether it is safe or advisable.
The information in this community resource is provided for women who are living with HIV and want to understand the issues around breastfeeding or formula feeding.
This initiative was also developed and produced under the NAPWHA HIV Health Literacy Framework (HLF) project — a framework approach which uses community-led participatory action research, led by HIV community advocates with networks of HIV peers, to inform health promotion. This resource was produced in shared collaboration between NAPWHA and Positive Women Victoria. This resource is an initiative that also forms part of Living Well: Women with HIV – an on-going website collaboration between NAPWHA and AFAO since 2016. The community resource was launched in September 2021.
The community resource is also to be used in conjunction with the clinical guidance resource produced by ASHM (Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine) —The Optimal Scenario & Context of Care: ASHM Guidance for Healthcare Providers regarding Infant Feeding Options for People Living with HIV with highlights from Breastfeeding and Women Living with HIV in Australia (2021).