Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Breastfeeding and maternal tuberculosis

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 1998
Languages: English



This statement was prepared jointly by the World Health Organization's Division of Child Health and Development (CHD), the Global Tuberculosis Programme (GTB), the Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunization (GPV) and the Division of Reproductive Health (Technical Support ) (RHT).

The statement is intended to guide health workers who care for mothers with tuberculosis and their infants. It provides recommendations for general management and for specific management in different situations.