Last update: July 16, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
It is used in the treatment of leukemia, and, hepatitis B and C.
Breast milk contains several interferon-like substances which contribute to its anti-viral action.
High molecular weight of interferon accounts for its small secretion into breast milk. A minimal gastrointestinal absorption is commonly accepted.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Peginterferon alfa 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.
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 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM