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Circumstances when Breastfeeding is Contraindicated.
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PMID:  23178071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article reviews risks of illness or exposures to breastfed infants. Galactosemia in an infant is a contraindication to breastfeeding. There are no medical conditions in the mother that are contraindications, although diagnostic procedures, treatment, or illness can interfere. Restrictive diets or malnutrition are not contraindications but are opportunities to provide nutritional counseling. Environmental toxic exposures within the United States are uncommon; breastfeeding is not usually contraindicated. In any concerning situation, an assessment and discussion of risks and benefits for the mother-infant dyad (breastfed or formula fed) is indicated. Coordinated medical care and lactation assistance can facilitate successful breastfeeding.
Robert M Lawrence
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1557-8240     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-318     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Health Science Center, University of Florida, 1600 Southwest Archer Road, ARB1-118, Box 100296, Gainesville, FL 32610-0296, USA. Electronic address:
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