Last update: Jan. 1, 2020
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Both ampicillin and sulbactam are excreted in breast milk in insignificant amounts (Campbell AC 1991, Matheson I 1988, Nau H 1987, Foulds G 1985, Matsuda S 1985) and no side effects have been observed in infants whose mothers were taking it ( AAP 2001).
Follow-up for appearance of diarrhea since alteration of intestinal flora can occur (Chin KG 2000).
The possibility of transient gastroenteritis due to alteration of the intestinal flora in infants whose mothers take antibiotics should be taken into account (Benyamini 2005, Ito 1993, Kafetzis 1981).
We do not have alternatives for Ampicillin-Sulbactan since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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