Last update: Nov. 27, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Ingested Magnesium does not concentrate into breast milk.
Naturally occurring, the mean Magnesium concentration in the milk is 31 mg/L (range 15 – 64 mg/L) and not affected by the ingestion of Magnesium.
Because of a low oral bioavailability the pass from the breast milk toward the infant's plasma is hampered, except in premature and newborn infants who may exhibit a higher intestinal absorption due to an increased permeability.
Avoid chronic or excessive use.
WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 2002: Magnesium oxide is compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Magnesium Oxide 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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