Last update: Oct. 28, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
It is a semi-synthetic opioid which is used to replace Methadone in the treatment of opioid addiction. Mothers on Buprenorphine showed a shorter mean hospital stay than those who were treated with Methadone.
The amount of dose reaching the infant is minimal and has no untoward side effects. It has been noticed a mild and transient abstinence syndrome after birth when sudden withdrawn occurred.
Addiction to narcotic drugs and the use of substitutive treatments lowers the breastfeeding rate and duration of nursing.
We do not have alternatives for Buprenorphine 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.
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