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breast-feeding, tuberculosis, safety



  1. Aquilina, Suzanne MS, PNP-BC, IBCLC
  2. Winkelman, Theresa MS, CPNP, SNP


A recent resurgence of tuberculosis in the world community has brought the disease into the forefront of communicable disease control. Acknowledging the proven benefits of breast-feeding infants, the question of compatibility arises regarding the safety of breast-feeding an infant in the event of active tuberculosis disease in the mother. This article will discuss the emerging trends of tuberculosis disease and review the evidence that addresses the issues of safety while breast-feeding during tuberculosis treatment.