Last update Feb. 15, 2016
Very Low Risk
Various calcium salts (Acetate, Carbonate, Chloride, Citrate, Phosphate, Gluceptate, Glucobionato, Lactate, Laxctobionato Pidolate, Silicate) are used in the management of hypocalcemia, supplements for treating calcium deficiency states and antacids ( Carbonate and Silicate)
Daily requirement of calcium during lactation are 1 g (1.3 g in children under 20 years).
Calcium supplements in the diet does not affect the concentration of calcium in milk.
Excessive intake of calcium is not good for health. During lactation, consumption of calcium should not exceed 2.5 g a day.
WHO List of Essential Medicines 2002 states that it is compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Calcium carbonate 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.
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