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Friday, May 6, 2011

Breastfeeding OK for Moms with Hepatitis B: Study

New mothers with hepatitis B can safely breastfeed their babies, as long as they take a few important precautions, according to a new study.

The hepatitis B virus causes inflammation and swelling of the liver and can lead to chronic damage on the organ. The infection is spread through blood, unclean needles, and sex. It may also pass from a mother to her baby during pregnancy and labor.

Read the complete article here..................

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