Most women with chronic illnesses or infectious diseases can breast-feed.
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||April 12, 2013|
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