CDC.gov said:Are special precautions needed for handling breast milk?
CDC does not list human breast milk as a body fluid for which most healthcare personnel should use special handling precautions. Occupational exposure to human breast milk has not been shown to lead to transmission of HIV or HBV infection. However, because human breast milk has been implicated in transmitting HIV from mother to infant, gloves may be worn as a precaution by health care workers who are frequently exposed to breast milk (e.g., persons working in human milk banks).
For additional information regarding Universal Precautions as they apply to breast milk in the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B infections, visit the following resources:
Perspectives in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Update: Universal Precautions for Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus, and Other Bloodborne Pathogens in Health-Care Settings. MMWR June 24, 1988, 37(24):377–388.
CDC. Recommendations for prevention of HIV transmission in health-care settings. MMWR 1987, 36 (supplement no. 2S):1–18S.
As a soon to be mom who fully plans on breastfeeding, I take offense at this. I plan on breastfeeding in public. It is my right to feed my child when she is hungry. Breastfeeding is about as a-sexual as an act can get. There is nothing lewed or slutty about it. (this is me not calling you several choice names right now)I fully support the right to breastfeed in public. BUT, why would you want to take your tits out in public? Sluts...probably the way they got knocked up in the first place, showing their titties everywhere to everyone.