January 20, 2020
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Contraindications and Precautions to Breastfeeding Infant Precautions
- Infants with galactosemia type 1 are typically unable to breastfeed due to the inability to metabolize galactose. Infants with less severe forms of galactosemia may be able to partially breastfeed1.
- Children with other metabolic illnesses such as phenylketonuria and maple syrup urine disease are usually able to at least partially breastfeed2.
- Berry GT Classic Galactosemia and Clinical Variant Galactosemia 2000 Feb 4 [Updated 2017 Mar 9] U.S. National Library of Medicine https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1518/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK1518.pdf
- Pichler K, Michel M, Zlamy M et al Breast milk feeding in infants with inherited metabolic disorders other than phenylketonuria- a 10-year single-center experience J Perinat Med 2017:45(3): 375-382