Last update May 3, 2022
Very Low Risk
Bismuth salts (aluminate, citrate, subcitrate, subcarbonate, subnitrate) are used alone or together with other components in preparations against gastritis and diarrhea. Oral administration.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.
A very small amount of bismuth is absorbed from the gut: ≈ 0.1% (Tora 2020, Chen 2010, Boertz 2009, Dresow 1992). Bismuth is not absorbed into the systemic circulation of the mother, so it cannot be excreted in breast milk.
We do not have alternatives for Bismuth salts (not salicylate) since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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