Last update: July 6, 2018
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A refreshing beverage containing carbon dioxide (carbonated beverage), quinine extract, sugar or sweeteners and other authorized additives.
The concentration of quinine contained in this type of beverage is limited by various international health control agencies at 83 mg/L (FDA 2017) or 100 mg/L (EFSA 2012 L267/3) in such a way that the amount of quinine that can be consumed through these drinks is much lower than the therapeutic dose of quinine (González 2015).
Maternal consumption should be avoided if there is a history of glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency, as cases of haemolytic crises have been reported in infants breastfed by mothers who were consuming tonic water (Bichali 2017).
Quinine is a medication which is compatible with breastfeeding.
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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