Last update: March 28, 2014
Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
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The infant may receive radioactive emissions just by being held on mother’s lap. Pump-out mother’s milk some days before procedure is done and keep it frozen. After this, keep-on breast pumping (to stimulate milk production) and dispose extracted milk for the next two weeks. Use previously expressed milk to feed the infant, or/and infant formula, as necessary. Choose the shortest half-life span radionucleotide drug as possible.
We do not have alternatives for Thallium-201.
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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