“Yes, breastfeeding is an acceptable option once your baby is immunized with the hepatitis B vaccine.”
“Bottled formula is just as nutritious for your baby.”
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: Within 12 hours of birth, children born to HBV-infected mothers should receive the hepatitis B vaccine, making breastfeeding a viable option. The second vaccine should be given to the child at 1 – 2 months and the third dose at 6 months of age. By age 9 – 18 months the infant should be tested for the presence of HBV. Optimal nutrition for newborns consists of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of age.