Last update May 14, 2015
Very Low Risk
A Aluminum and Magnesium based compound.
Both substances do not concentrate into breast milk.
Naturally occurring, the mean Magnesium concentration in the milk is 31 mg/L (range 15 – 64 mg/L) and not affected by the ingestion of Magnesium.
After ingestion of antacids the Aluminum plasma levels increase from a basal-point of 7 μg/L to 55 μg/L at half-an-hour with a return to previous level 3 hours later.
Although a minimal amount of Aluminum may be found in the milk, there are not shown side-effects in the infant. Mother's milk has a mean concentration of 49 μg/L of Aluminum which is much lower than the amount of 180-700 μg/L found in artificial formulas.
Because of a low oral bioavailability the pass from the breast milk toward the infant's plasma is hampered, except in premature and newborn infants who may exhibit a higher intestinal absorption due to an increased permeability.
Avoid chronic or excessive use.
WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 2002: Aluminum hydroxide and Magnesium hydroxide are compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Magaldrate 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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