Last update: Oct. 15, 2009
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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The amount of nitrates in breast milk is not related to level of contamination in drinking water (ingest <100 mg/day of nitrate do not produce milk with elevated nitrate levels). By this reason, breastfed babies from regions with nitrate contaminated water do not have increased risk of Metahemoglobinemia like bottle-fed babies do.
The amount of nitrate compounds contained in vasodilator medication is so small that no problems have been reported while breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Nitrate.
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.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
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