Associated Conditions of Breast Feeding


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Breast Feeding, and underlying causes may be causes of Breast Feeding, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Breast Feeding. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Breast Feeding. People with Breast Feeding may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Breast Feeding is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Breast Feeding as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Breast Feeding is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Breast Feeding is listed as a risk factor includes:

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