Tag Archive: Genetics in Medicine

May 30 2017

Protecting Breastfed Babies in the First Days of Life: Q&A with Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD

More mothers are breastfeeding than ever before. However, getting breastfeeding going can be difficult. Babies with inherited metabolic disorders, such as medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (let’s just call it MCAD) can be especially vulnerable to low blood sugar if they aren’t getting enough milk in the early days of breastfeeding.

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