Last update Jan. 20, 2014
It is naturally found as a bromide, and, industrially used on processing fuels, natural gas, photography fluids, and as a tranquilizer (not longer recommended). Bromide liberates a red steam that is irritant and may enter the breast milk. Eczema and somnolence have been described.
Mothers who would be labor exposed (photographic film development) should receive enough ventilation. Monitoring of blood level may be considered.
Benefits of breastfeeding are largely more important than risk related to the presence of mild level environment pollutants in human milk, in many instances, they are at lower content than those found in cow’s milk or other foods. (Codex alimentarius FAO-WHO).
We do not have alternatives for Bromum.
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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2006 of United States of America
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