Last update: July 16, 2017

Maternal Urinary Infection

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
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).


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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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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References

  1. Harbison AF, Polly DM, Musselman ME. Antiinfective therapy for pregnant or lactating patients in the emergency department. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Abstract
  2. Zao J, Koren G, Bozzo P. Using nitrofurantoin while breastfeeding a newborn. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Cooper M, Mohundro BL, Qiu KM. Clinical Inquiry: how best to treat UTIs in women who breastfeed? J Fam Pract. 2014 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Ahnfeldt-Mollerup P, Petersen LK, Kragstrup J, Christensen RD, Sørensen B. Postpartum infections: occurrence, healthcare contacts and association with breastfeeding. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012 Abstract
  5. Kaiser J, McPherson V, Kaufman L, Huber T. Clinical inquiries. Which UTI therapies are safe and effective during breastfeeding? J Fam Pract. 2007 Abstract

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