Formula Milk Programme

It is recommended that HIV positive mothers do not breastfeed and do not use their own expressed breast milk to feed their babies. This is the single most important means of reducing the risk of infection to their baby post-delivery.

Formula milk is the recommended alternative and the Brunswick Centre will supply, free of charge, a steriliser with four feeding bottles and up to two tins of formula milk per week to any HIV positive mothers living in Calderdale and Kirklees following the birth of their child and up until the child’s first birthday.

Further information about bottle-feeding.