Last update: July 31, 2016
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
This is a third generation Cephalosporin.
At latest update relevant data on excretion into breast milk were not found. On other type of Cephalosporin for which there is available information, excretion into breast milk is therapeutically non-significant.
Cephalosporin is commonly used in Pediatrics, even in neonates, with a good tolerance, which may be a reason to think that the presence of small amounts in the milk would not represent any harm to the child.
Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures done to infants when the mother is on antibiotics, together with a higher risk of diarrheal disease due to imbalance of intestinal flora.
We do not have alternatives for Cefixime 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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