Last update July 9, 2021
Very Low Risk
Various medical associations, experts and expert consensus consider that breastfeeding should not be discontinued in cases of infant gastroenteritis (Guarino 2014, Ceccarelli 2013, Melnikow 1994).
Exclusive breastfeeding protects the infant's intestine from inflammation (Moodley 2015) and epithelial damage caused by rotavirus infections (Sherif 2015).
Breastfeeding protects the infant from the risk of gastroenteritis, thus gastroenteritis in exclusively breastfed infants is rare (Frank 2019, Hartman 2019, Westerfield 2018) even beyond the breastfeeding period (Ardiç 2018) and in both developing (Turin 2014) and developed (Paricio 2006) countries.
Infants with norovirus gastroenteritis, whose mothers had positive serology and a level of anti-norovirus IgA in breast milk, had reduced diarrhea symptoms (Labayo 2021).
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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