Last update: Aug. 12, 2014

Potassium-Chloride

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Human milk has a potassium concentration of 13 meq/L, almost a half of rehydration solution content and a quarter of maximal IV recommended dose. Potassium supplementation does not alter milk concentration without increasing mother’s serum concentration, which is strictly limited from 3,5 to 5,5 meq/L.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Potassium-Chloride 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Potassium-Chloride is also known as


Group

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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Potassium-Chloride in its composition:

  • Moviprep™. Contains other elements than Potassium-Chloride in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 75 daltons

References

  1. Hall Moran V, Lowe N, Crossland N, Berti C, Cetin I, Hermoso M, Koletzko B, Dykes F. Nutritional requirements during lactation. Towards European alignment of reference values: the EURRECA network. Matern Child Nutr. 2010 Oct;6 Suppl 2:39-54. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Ereman RR, Lönnerdal B, Dewey KG. Maternal sodium intake does not affect postprandial sodium concentrations in human milk. J Nutr. 1987 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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