Last update March 28, 2014
They are radioactive isotopes of Xenon, a noble or inert gas present in the atmosphere to a small extent. It is used to measure blood flow of lungs and brain.
Theoretically, half-life span (radioactivity) of X-133 is 5 days, and, X-127 is 36 days, but, because it is an inert gas it can not be accumulated, thus its actual half-life span = 0. It is exhaled within few minutes. The mother should wait just for few minutes before resuming BF.
We do not have alternatives for Xenon -133.
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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