Last update April 17, 2016
Very Low Risk
We do not have alternatives for Kaolin since it is relatively safe.
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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White clay which is composed by hydrated aluminum silicate that is used orally as absorbent for the treatment of Acute Gastroenteritis.
Often associated with other antidiarrheal drugs like Pectin.
Given that its bioavailability is zero, which prevents any absorption through the mother's intestine, it is not excreted into breast milk.
Most Acute Gastroenteritis should not receive any medication: just providing a good hydration.