Last update: July 16, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
About 3% of women may have urinary tract infection (UTI) in the postpartum period (Ahnfeldt-Mollerup 2012).
Hand washing is a most useful preventive measure to avoid contagiousness. A urinary tract infection in the mother does not contraindicate breastfeeding.
The American Society of Infectious Diseases recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection: Nitrofurantoin, TMP / SMX or Fosfomycin as drugs of choice and Fluoroquinolone and Beta-Lactam antimicrobials as an alternative (Cooper 2014).
The American Academy of Pediatrics considers TMP / SMX (except in cases of 6-PGD deficiency), Amoxycillin, Nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin and Ofloxacin drugs as usually compatible with breastfeeding (see specific info).
Red cranberry as a preventative of UTI is compatible with breastfeeding (see specific info).
Bacterial vaccines as a preventative of UTI are compatible with breastfeeding (see specific info as Bacterial lysates).
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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
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