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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.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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