Last update Feb. 28, 2023
Very Low Risk
The various Iodinated contrast media for imaging examinations (X-rays, CT scans) are considered compatible with breastfeeding (ACR 2018, CO723 2017, Cova 2014, Quintana 2014, Webb 2004, Chen 2008) since they are rapidly eliminated with little or no release of iodine, not metabolized (Rosati 1994) and virtually not absorbed when taken by mouth. They are structurally very similar to each other and one of them is their data no or minimal excretion in milk.
Given the low lipid solubility of the iodinated contrast, less than 1% of the dose administered to the mother just passing milk. Due to their low oral bioavailability, intestinal absorption is less than 1% of the dose that he may take the infant. The maximum dose just getting the baby is less than 0.01% of the maternal dose, which represents less than 1% of the dose administered to a nursing practice that is a radiological contrast examination. (Nielsen 1987)
Most experts and radiology scientific societies agree that after a radiological iodinated contrast examination is not necessary to wait no time to nurse. (ACR, Mitchell 2019, ACOG 2017, Cova 2014, Quintana 2014, Sachs 2013, Tremblay 2012, Chen 2008, Newman 2007, Webb 2005, Nielsen 1987)
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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