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Arch Dis Child. 1985 October; 60(10): 972–974.
PMCID: PMC1777504

Should hepatitis B surface antigen positive mothers breast feed?

Abstract

Breast fed infants may be at greater risk of mother to infant hepatitis B virus infection compared with formula fed infants. We studied 85 infants born to 84 hepatitis B surface antigen positive mothers (only two of whom were hepatitis B e positive), and who had received immunisation against hepatitis B virus. Our results indicate that breast feeding does not increase the risk of developing hepatitis B virus infection in infants born to these mothers if immunisation is carried out.

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