Last update: Sept. 10, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
It is excreted into breast milk in non-significant clinically amounts.
There has not been side-effects described in children from treated mothers, except for a case reported in 1978 with convulsions in a newborn infant whose mother received a higher dose than recommended. However, a causal relationship was questioned by other author in the same publication.
Usually, breast milk and infant plasma levels have been found to be undetectable.
It has been successfully used with no side-effects on treated mothers who had high levels of Prostaglandin E (PGE) whose infants were suffering of “physiologic diarrhea)
This drug is used in neonates.
The American Academy of Pediatrics rates it as usually compatible with breastfeeding.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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