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Q. 1. Are there any contraindications to breastfeeding?

Q. 2. What if a breastfeeding mother develops high fever due to respiratory infection or enteric fever or malaria? Should she continue breastfeeding? Can these infections be transmitted through BM?

Q. 3. What if a mother has tuberculosis?

Q. 4. Which drugs can pass through breastmilk and harm an infant?

Q. 5.
Can a mother with hepatitis A infection breastfeed? What if a mother tests Australia -Antigen positive?

Q. 6. If a mother tests HIV +ve how do we manage her pregnancy, perinatal period, and the infant asregards feeding and anti retroviral therapy?

Q. 7. Why do some women develop fissures on their nipples? How is that treated? What if a full blown breast abscess develops? What is the management, and can she breastfeed?

Q. 8. What if a mother has twins or triplets?

Q. 9. What if a newborn is premature or ill and hospitalized in a nursery?

Q. 10. We advice exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months. If a mother has to join work before that, then how can she manage her breastfeeding?

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