Last update Dec. 8, 2017
Very Low Risk
An anti-enkephalin that decreases intestinal secretion.
Since the latest update, we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Its high percentage of protein binding makes it unlikely it will transfer to milk in significant quantities.
Possible side effects are not serious or frequent.
Its use is authorized in infants from 3 months of age (Pediamecum 2015)
Its indiscriminate use in treating gastroenteritis is not justified. Most cases of gastroenteritis do not require medication: good hydration is sufficient, even more so in the case of a breastfeeding mother.
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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