Last update: March 22, 2018
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Excreted into breast milk in much lesser amount than that used for the treatment of Candida infection in the infant. Problems have not appeared in breastfed infants from treated mothers.
Widely used for the treatment of breast pain due or allegedly due to Candida infection. In those cases of breast candidiasis where topical treatment fails, oral Fluconazole may be used at a dose of 200 mg for the first day to be followed by 100 mg daily for two weeks.
The American Academy of Pediatrics rates it compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Fluconazole 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.
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