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Vol. 15 - Num. 59

Clinical Reviews

Central cyanosis in a newborn secondary to over production of milk in the mother

Blanca Álvarez Fernándeza, Gonzalo Ares Mateosa, MC Pérez Grandea, E Jiménez Gonzáleza, Iván Carabaño Aguadob

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
bSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: B Álvarez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Álvarez Fernández B, Ares Mateos G, Pérez Grande MC, Jiménez González E, Carabaño Aguado I. Central cyanosis in a newborn secondary to over production of milk in the mother. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:255-9.

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A two day old neonate presenting with central cianosis episodes, undergoes a full differential diagnosis and the necessary laboratory and ultrasound tests. No cardiac, neurologic, infectious or metabolic cause is found for these episodes. Upon being admitted to the neonatal unit, the mother presents with clear signs of milk overproduction and the baby is seen to have desaturation falls during breastfeeding. Complete clinical improvement occurs after implementing milk production and ejection flow control strategies. The baby is found to tolerate breastfeeding perfectly thereafter and the mother's milk production gradually descends according to the baby's needs


Breastfeeding Cyanosis Neonate Overmilk's production



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