Last update: Aug. 12, 2018
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
It should be taken into account whenever screening test are done in neonates.
No problems have been reported when the usual therapeutic substitutive dosage is used to keep the mother euthyroid. Follow-up thyroid function cautiously in the infant when a higher suppressive dosage is used. Under latter conditions, a lack of ejection reflex despite an appropriate milk production has been observed in animals.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Levothyroxine 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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