Most women with chronic illnesses or infectious diseases
diabetes usually can breast-feed but may need to
follow a special diet. They may be able to lower their insulin doses while
breast-feeding, because their blood glucose is being used for milk production.
Has sores on her breast caused
by infections (such as
chickenpox). She will need to wait until the infection has been resolved or
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.
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