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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 breastfeed if she:
A woman also should not breastfeed 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 MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 30, 2016
Current as of:
May 30, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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