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mother died while breastfeeding

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 16, 2008
  • 03:15 AM

A friend of mine died suddenly while breastfeeding her 4 month old baby. She wasn't having any problems and no apparant cause of death has been found yet. Has anyone ever heard of any sort of complications or anything that might help explain what could have happened?

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  • I am very sorry you lost your friend. I would say that the breastfeeding itself is likely unrelated to your friends death. There are, however, post-partum syndromes that could possibly explain a sudden death. As always, this forum is completely unsuitable for any definitive answer, and an autopsy would be the appropriate route to pursue. Pulmonary embolism, acute adrenal failure, any cereb. aneur. etc. Actually the list is long if I think about it more.
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