Last update Oct. 26, 2023
Very Low Risk
Use of low-voltage electrical impulses on the skin to cause muscle contractions for physiotherapeutic, acute and chronic pain treatment (including labour), sports training or cosmetic purposes, and to stimulate lactation, all with insufficient evidence of efficacy. (Johnson 2022, Smith 2021, Deussen 2020, de Sousa 2014, Sillen 2013, Simpson 2013, Maddocks 2013, Giggins 2012, Mello 2011, Walsh 2009, Nnoaham 2008, Olsén 2007, Proctor 2002)
This type of electrical impulses does not have to alter the production or quality of breast milk, especially if it is not applied directly to the breast.
Despite the low voltage and amperage of the electrical energy used, it is prudent not to apply it at the same time as breastfeeding so as not to expose the infant to any risk.
Do not apply on the breast during pregnancy, as it has been used, with mixed results, to induce labour. (Schrocksnadel 1990, Tal 1988)
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) of Mexico
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