Last update July 3, 2022
Neurological disease that causes excessive sleepiness and uncontrollable fits of sleep at any time of day.
Many women with narcolepsy breastfeed and breastfeed for long periods of time; neither cataplexy nor drowsiness are limitations to breastfeeding. (Calvo 2018, Maurovich 2013)
It is recommended to breastfeed lying down horizontally, do not bathe the baby alone or with the baby in the bathtub and usually carry her in a pram better than in the arms. Bed sharing is not advisable.
Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care may worsen sleepiness.
Most medications used in narcolepsy can be compatible with breastfeeding with adequate controls for mother and infant. (Aurora 2018, Busardò 2016, Gashlin 2016, Marchese 2015, Spigset 2007, Heikkinen 2003)
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 - 2015 of United States of America
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