Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Hepatitis B and breastfeeding

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 3
Publication date: 1996
Languages: English



A statement prepared jointly by the Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunization (GPV) and the Divisions of Child Health and Development (CHD), and Reproductive Health (Technical Support ) (RHT) World Health Organization

It addresses the question of whether breastfeeding plays a significant role in the transmission of Hepatitis B (HBV). It outlines the key issues relevant to breastfeeding and HBV transmission, and provides guidance from a WHO perspective.