Last update July 16, 2017
Very Low Risk
It is used in the treatment of leukemia, and, hepatitis B and C.
Breast milk contains several interferon-like substances which contribute to its anti-viral action.
High molecular weight of interferon accounts for its small secretion into breast milk. A minimal gastrointestinal absorption is commonly accepted.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Peginterferon alfa since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, 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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