Last update: March 22, 2018
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Oral antidiabetic medication used for treatment of Diabetes Type II, Obesity and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Biguanide drugs act by decreasing Neoglycogenesis (new formation of sugar) in the liver. Low risk of Hypoglycemia.
Metformin is excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount and without harmful effect on breastfed infants of treated mothers,
Obesity is associated with breastfeeding difficulties. In spite of Metformin has beneficial effect on Obesity, this is not true with PCOS because lactation capacity is related to growth of breast tissue during pregnancy which is not improved by the use of Metformin,
Oral antidiabetic drugs are not effective for Diabetes Type I. For Diabetes Type II diet, physical exercise and breastfeeding may ameliorate glycemia levels. See remarks on mother's Diabetes Mellitus by consulting specific item.
We do not have alternatives for Metformin Hydrochloride 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 Española de Bancos de Leche Humana from Spain
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