Jose María Paricio Talayero
Doctor in Pediatrics
Marta Sánchez Palomares
Leonardo Landa Rivera
Pediatric specialist in Neonatology
Javier Vicente Robledo
PhD in Computer Science
Baptiste Pons Tarrazó
Yasmín Paricio Burtin
Degree in Journalism
Breastfeeding is a bio-cultural subject of humankind, and, of utmost importance for child’s and mother’s health from both industrialized and developing countries. The Spanish Pediatric Association (AEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other leading scientific organizations around the world recommend exclusive breastfeeding as the best method of infant feeding in the first 6 months of life and, together with complementary foods, until 2 years of age or longer.
There are many breastfeeding women who at some point during lactation can become concerned about the compatibility of some medical prescriptions, herbal substances, environment contaminants or a disease. Most of these situations don’t represent any deleterious effect on the quality of milk or harm to the child’s welfare. Health caregivers, however, ought to make recommendations based on scientific evidence taking into account any possible untoward effect, making a suggestion for other choices or, as a last worst option, to discourage breastfeeding cautiously.
Because of a significant dispersion of information on this subject, we have undertaken the building of this website to assist health workers in finding a rapid and reliable resource for consultation. Due to the complexity of contents involved, this page is intended exclusively for expert health professionals. If you are a mother, a father or a grandparent, consult your Pediatrician, midwife, gynecologist or those who are committed to take care of the lactating dyad and the child’s health and welfare.
In 1999, with the newly acquired BFHI accreditation from WHO / UNICEF for the hospital where Dr Paricio was working (Marina Alta, Alicante) and due to the frequently asked questions they received, he conceives a database about compatibility of breastfeeding with medical prescriptions, plants, toxics and diseases. With the collaboration of his colleagues from the Pediatric service it was launched in 2002.
Our thanks to them all, pediatricians Benlloch MJ, Beseler B, M and L Santos Ferriol, pharmaceutical Mengual A and computer assistants A Martinez and JA Franco, and JM Méndez, who kept the software version prior to 2014.
Since 2012, because the pediatricians behind this initiative have moved to other hospitals, we keep e-lactancia from APILAM association.