Last update: April 17, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
White clay which is composed by hydrated aluminum silicate that is used orally as absorbent for the treatment of Acute Gastroenteritis.
Often associated with other antidiarrheal drugs like Pectin.
Given that its bioavailability is zero, which prevents any absorption through the mother's intestine, it is not excreted into breast milk.
Most Acute Gastroenteritis should not receive any medication: just providing a good hydration.
We do not have alternatives for Kaolin 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 Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM