Last update: July 1, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount with no problems among breastfed infants whose mothers were treated with this medication. No alteration on breast milk composition has been seen.
Shown to be effective at a dose of 10 - 20 mg three times-a-day for pain relief related to Raynaud's phenomena of the nipple, which is a highly painful vasospasm triggered by cold exposition or trauma produced by inadequate latch-on to the breast. Side effect on the mother should be addressed.
American Academy of Pediatrics 2001: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Nifedipine 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
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