HIV test after wrong woman's breast milk given to baby

An Australian hospital has been forced to test a baby for HIV, hepatitis and other infectious diseases after she was given the wrong woman's breast milk.

Doctors at Bankstown hospital in Sydney's west have finally written to mother Magdalena Guevarra, confirming her five-week-old daughter Madeleine is free from such infections following the mix-up a month ago.

Mrs Guevarra was told of the mistake immediately and she asked for a letter confirming her daughter had not been infected.

The hospital did not comment on how the mix-up occurred.

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