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A simple nipple shield that prevents HIV transmission from a breast-feeding mother to her child has been devised by a Cambridge University engineer.article here
That is fascinating. Would be concerned about the chemicals in the nipple shields though, even if they were in non-toxic concentrations.
That is great! Very heart-warming to hear of scientists developing pro-BF devices.
How to clean it when no clean water & facility to do so?
I'm guessing that would be no more of a problem than the alternative (bottle-feeding).
That's a great innovation, and it certainly shows that bf is viewed as important. I also liked this paragraph:"We were concerned that using our nipple shield could be stigmatizing, since it would identify a mother as HIV infected," said Mr Gerrard."We're considering marketing it as a way to deliver medicines or micronutrient supplements to aid breast feeding. For example, they can also be used for iron or iodine deficiency."
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