Last update: Dec. 9, 2013


Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

It is not recommended in those cases of heart arrhythmia, while using a pacemaker, epilepsy, pregnancy and childhood (particularly on areas of growth cartilage plates). Despite the fact that electric energy of low voltage and amperage is commonly generated, it would be wise to be cautious by avoiding its use while nursing in order to keep the child from an adverse effect.


We do not have alternatives for NMES 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.
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

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

NMES is also known as Electrical Muscle Stimulation. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


NMES belongs to these groups or families:


  1. Maddocks M, Gao W, Higginson IJ, Wilcock A. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for muscle weakness in adults with advanced disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Abstract
  2. Sillen MJ, Franssen FM, Gosker HR, Wouters EF, Spruit MA. Metabolic and structural changes in lower-limb skeletal muscle following neuromuscular electrical stimulation: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2013 Abstract
  3. Giggins O, Fullen B, Coughlan G. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil. 2012 Abstract

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