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“I am breastfeeding my son with zero risks” HIV positive Phenny Awiti assures fans

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HIV positive lactating mother, Phenny Awiti has admitted to breastfeeding her newborn HIV negative son for 2 years with zero chances of infecting him.

Phenny Awiti, a mother of two HIV negative daughters and one HIV negative son is proud to be raising her children free from the virus even though providing for them just like any other mom.

The famed HIV/AIDS activist revealed to fans she is recommended to feed her newborn son with breast-milk with an assurance of zero infections.

Mother of three, Phenny Awiti

Through her Instagram page, Awiti shared a short clip, with her son suckling breast milk, assuring fans that she was not endangering her son.

She noted:

Yes, we are exclusively breastfeeding.
This is the most asked question in my DM.
I appreciate all the concerns and I am aware of the mothers that are hesitant to breastfeed because they are HIV Positive.

Before explaining:

I breastfed all my two girls, and I am doing it with Kwe, because I have undetectable viral load. Meaning I cannot infect the child with HIV through breastfeeding because I have less than 20 copies of the virus in my system, which cannot be transferred.

HIV/AIDS activist, Phenny Awiti

Phenny Awiti also known as Mrs Spiefeld, revealed that she is basically HIV negative though the virus lives in her.

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6-month exclusive

She went ahead to articulate that her breastfeeding is exclusively for 6 months after which she can now introduce mixed feeding to her baby boy.

Additionally, her breastfeeding is recommended for 2 years for as long as they both are on ARVs.

It is exclusive for six months. No water, no porridge, no nothing, only breast milk for the six months, then we introduce mixed feeding. (I will be breastfeeding for) up to two years as recommended by WHO for as long as I am on my ARVs and he is too, we are good to go😘😘😘

Phenny Awiti’s baby boy, Kwe

The mother of 3 however noted that her son is on a syrup as well, to ensure he is at no risk of contracting the virus too.

My baby is also on ARVs syrup called Nevirapine, and septrin as well.

And her husband, Mr Spiefeld could only cheer on his wife for a job well done.

spielfeld.carsten Thank you so much my beloved wife for giving all the information to HIV positive pregnant women and encourage them to breastfeed. There is no risk for the baby to get infected by breastfeeding if the mother is HIV positive, as long as the mother is taking the HIV medicine regularly.

Phenny Awiti with hubby, Spiefeld

A fan was however quick to ask:

nthabaka I imagine there is still a chance, even a small chance that the virus might be passed. Unless the chances are zero, why would you take that chance even if it’s extremely small?

But Phenny calmly responded:

@nthabaka Easy! I am just choosing confidence and positivity in my journey. That’s how I am raising my two girls free from this virus. I do not feed my mind with anything other than what I share with you guys. I respect your opinion and reasoning as well😘

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Yes, we are exclusively breastfeeding. This is the most asked question in my DM. I appreciate all the concerns and I am aware of the mothers that are hesitant to breastfeed because they are HIV Positive. I breastfed all my two girls, and I am doing it with Kwe, because I have undetectable viral load. Meaning I cannot infect the child with HIV through breastfeeding because I have less than 20 copies of the virus in my system, which cannot be transferred. Basically, I am HIV negative but HIV lives in me, that’s my explanation in a lay man’s term. It is exclusive for six months. No water, no porridge, no nothing, only breast milk for the six months, then we introduce mixed feeding. My baby is also on ARVs syrup called Nevirapine, and septrin as well.

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Her revelation welcomed cheer and applause from fellow mothers and her online family for taking measures to ensure she brings up healthy but HIV-free children.

kambuamuziki 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾💕💕💕
verawestergard Perfect 😍

Bless you always sweetheart, you are a great mother and great as a person 😘😘…. Continue shining

daa_daa09 And he is growing….. 💜❤️💜♥️ Me looking forward to hug 🤗you all
akotheekenya Auuuuuwii chachaaaa❤️

Aaw nice. No baby should be denied the mother’s breast milk irrespective of her HIV status. Exclusive breastfeeding is the best option.

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MP’s battle with Covid-19 at home

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On November 2, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama drove to Naivasha to attend the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meeting.

Earlier, Mr Arama had taken a Covid-19 test at a health facility in Nakuru after he experienced chills at night.

However, on arrival at the hotel where he was to spend the night, he started experiencing chills again and developed fever, pain in the joints and nausea.

Soon he started experiencing shortness of breath.

He informed his colleagues that he was feeling unwell, and they quickly planned to take him to Nairobi for treatment.

Not able to walk

“When I booked into my room, my body temperature was high and I had chills. It was at that time that I received a phone call from health officials that I had tested positive for Covid-19. I had gone for the test before travelling to Naivasha,” he recalled.

But when he informed the department of health about his plan to travel to Nairobi for treatment, he was counselled and advised by the County Chief Officer of Public Health Samuel King’ori to self-isolate in his house where he would be monitored by medics.

Inside an isolation room in his house, he was put on supplemental oxygen and fed through tubes, with doctors examining him in the morning, afternoon and at night.

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“For the past several weeks, I have kept off the public because I was not able to walk, talk or eat after being diagnosed with Covid-19,” said Arama.

After 15 days, he began to feed normally and later tested negative for coronavirus.

“God has been merciful to me. Gasping for air and feeding through tubes was the most trying moment in my life. Actually, this was my first time to feed through tubes and get oxygen support,” he said.

The MP plans to work with community health volunteers, the police and youth to sensitise locals on Covid-19 preventive measures.

He wants to buy at least 20,000 masks to distribute to the needy through local administrators and nyumba kumi members.

Prior to being diagnosed with Covid-19, Arama used to hold a meeting with constituents.

Initially, he used to criticise police whenever they arrested people for contravening Covid-19 protocols.

“At times I would rush to the police station whenever I heard that someone had been arrested, but now I support the police to fully enforce the set containment measures. It is through discipline that we will save the society,” he said.

He said during meetings with constituents he never thought he would contract the virus.

“I take this opportunity to thank God for giving me this second chance to serve Him and the people of Nakuru Town West,” he said.

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His message to the public is to wear masks, wash hands with soap and water and avoid crowds.

“We need everyone to put on masks, wash hands with soap and water and avoid gatherings. This is the only way to contain the spread of this virus,” said the MP.

Dedication and courage

Arama applauded health workers in Nakuru, for their dedication and courage in the fight against Covid-19.

“I can confirm to you that Nakuru County has the best health facilities, equipment and qualified medical personnel. I spent two weeks on oxygen support machine, intensive treatment and consistent checkups,” he said.

Health records indicate that the attack rate in Nakuru is 169.2 out of 100,000 population, with a case fatality of 2.2 per cent.

Although the MP was reluctant to reveal the cost of his treatment, a source at the local department of health told The Standard he incurred a bill of Sh51,684 per day because he required supplemental oxygen and his condition was critical.

By Standardmedia.co.ke


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