When breastfeeding is not advisable?

Breast-feeding must be discontinued when:

  1. The mother suffers from chronic illness such as tuberculosis, epilepsy, insanity, and chronic fevers, severe anaemia, nephritis or cardiac disease.
  2. The infant is weak or unable to nurse due to cleft palate or harelip.
  3. Temporary stoppage of breast-feeding is advisable when the mother acquires an acute
    infection, which the baby has not yet got.

There are no other reasons to stop breast–feeding. It must be continued even if the child has loose stools, vomiting or has any minor or major illness.

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