This page is dedicated to covering the topic of breastfeeding.
WHEN SHOUDL BREAST FEEDING BE AVOIDED?
Maternal contraindications to breast feeding:
- Active untreated tuberculosis: mothers may start breastfeeding after 2 weeks of anti-tuberculins therapy.
- Maternal HIV infection: this is a contraindication in developed countries where formula is readily available.
- Herpetic breast lesions
- Varicella infection: < 5 days before or 2 days after delivery
- Ongoing radiation therapy
- Active abuse of alcohol/drugs
Fetal contraindications to breast feeding:
Page Updated: 10.15.2016