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World Breastfeeding Week

In the light of World Breastfeeding Week which falls on August 1-7, let’s discuss whether mothers with Hepatitis B and C can breastfeed. Here is some information we got from 2 main sources:

1. Indonesian Clinical Guidelines for Management of Hepatitis B


Basically, mothers with Hepatitis B and C can breastfeed their babies with several considerations: paying attention to the position of the baby so as to avoid nipple fissures or cracks; if it happens, avoid breastfeeding temporarily; and consult a lactation counselor if needed.

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