ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 760.70

Nox sub NOS aff NB/fetus

Diagnosis Code 760.70

ICD-9: 760.70
Short Description: Nox sub NOS aff NB/fetus
Long Description: Unspecified noxious substance affecting fetus or newborn via placenta or breast milk
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 760.70

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Maternal causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality (760-763)
      • 760 Fetus or newborn affected by maternal conditions which may be unrelated to present pregnancy

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Information for Patients


Also called: Lactation, Nursing

Breastfeeding offers many benefits to your baby. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect your infant against some common childhood illnesses and infections. It may also help your health. Certain types of cancer may occur less often in mothers who have breastfed their babies.

Women who don't have health problems should try to give their babies breast milk for at least the first six months of life. There are some cases when it's better not to breastfeed. If you have HIV or active tuberculosis, you should not breastfeed because you could give the infection to your baby. Certain medicines, illegal drugs, and alcohol can also pass through the breast milk and cause harm to your baby.

If you are having problems with breastfeeding, contact a lactation consultant.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Breastfeeding (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
  • Overcoming breastfeeding problems

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