Last update: Nov. 23, 2019
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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After an organ transplant, immunosuppressive medication should be taken for life to prevent the immune system (defense) reject the transplanted organ as non-self.
The transplanted person has a higher risk of infections and more chance of taking antibiotics.
Although not recommended a few years ago (EBPG 2002, Coady 2002), breastfeeding after transplantation is perfectly possible, without side effects for infants (Sarkar 2018, Coscia 2015, Lawrence 2013, Thiagarajan 2013).
Most antibiotics are compatible with breastfeeding.
Most treatments used to prevent transplant rejection are compatible while breastfeeding (Sarkar 2018, Constantinescu 2014, Singh 2011, Gardiner 2006, Munoz-Flores 2001, Nyberg 1998, Thiru 1997, Ziegenhagen 1988, Grekas 1984, Coulam 1982).
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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