Last update: May 14, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Aluminum does not concentrate into breast milk.
After ingestion of antacids the Aluminum plasma levels increase from a basal-point of 7 μg/L to 55 μg/L at half-an-hour with a return to previous level 3 hours later.
Although a minimal amount of Aluminum may be found in the milk, there are not shown side-effects in the infant. Mother's milk has a mean concentration of 49 μg/L of Aluminum which is much lower than the amount of 180-700 μg/L found in artificial formulas.
Because of a low oral bioavailability the pass from the breast milk toward the infant's plasma is hampered, except in premature and newborn infants who may exhibit a higher intestinal absorption due to an increased permeability.
Avoid chronic or excessive use.
WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 2002: compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Aluminium Hydroxide since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, 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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
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