Rosebella O. Onyango

Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Community Development, Maseno University, Private Bag, Maseno, Kenya

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  • Original Article   
    Predictors of Exclusive Breast Feeding among HIV Positive Mothers in North Rift Region of Western Kenya
    Author(s): Nicholas K. Rutto, Rosebella O. Onyango, Pauline Andang’O and Gabriel Kishoyian*

    Background: After birth, infants infected with human Immunodeficiency virus or not are always at risk if exclusive breast feeding (EBF) is not practice since mother’s milk is the ultimate nutrition for infant’s survival, growth and development. Also, EBF of infant for the first six months can reduce the morbidity and mortality of children especially in developing counties where poverty is high. In regions where HIV prevalence is on the increase, especially in sub- Saharan Africa, EBF has the potential of reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. According to World Health Organization (WHO), EBF levels are low in third world than the stated figure of 90% despite major resources being set aside for PMTCT counseling to increase the prevalence of EBF. However, in Kenya for example, the area with the most ackn.. Read More»

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