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Most women with chronic illnesses or infectious diseases
Other diseases, though, may make breast milk unsafe for the
baby. A woman should not breast-feed if she:
A woman also should not breast-feed if her baby has galactosemia.
A rare hormonal disorder called
Sheehan's syndrome makes a woman unable to produce
milk or to produce enough milk to feed her baby. Sheehan's syndrome results
from severe bleeding (hemorrhaging) immediately after giving birth.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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