A Rare Cause of Hematemesis in Newborn: Fibrocystic Breast Disease of Mother

Aksoy H. T. , Eras Z., ERDEVE Ö., Dilmen U.

BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE, vol.8, no.4, pp.418-420, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/bfm.2013.0031
  • Page Numbers: pp.418-420


Hematemesis in a healthy newborn is most often caused by swallowed maternal blood. Maternal blood due to fibrocystic breast disease in human milk has not previously been reported in the literature. We report here a newborn case with hematemesis in which the mother had fibrocystic breast disease, and we want to emphasize this rare entity. Physicians should be aware of this rare condition, and fibrocystic breast disease of the mother should be included in the differential diagnosis of newborns with hematemesis.