Last update: Nov. 9, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
It is not excreted in significant amount into breast milk .
Commonly used for pediatric treatment which is very well tolerated.
Erythromycin is a macrolide that has been related to hypertrophic pyloric stenosis with early exposition. Avoiding use in the first post-partum month would be advisable yet it may occurred while breastfeeding.
Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics. Also, diarrheal disease due to imbalance of intestinal flora is possible.
We do not have alternatives for Clarithromycin 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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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana from Spain
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