Last update Feb. 15, 2022
Very Low Risk
About 3% of women may have urinary tract infection (UTI) in the postpartum period. (Ahnfeldt-Mollerup 2012).
A urinary tract infection in the mother does not contraindicate breastfeeding (Lawrence 2016. p790). Hygiene and hand washing is a most useful preventive measure to avoid contagiousness.
Most antibiotics used for urinary infection are compatible with breastfeeding.
The American Society of Infectious Diseases and other expert authors recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection: Nitrofurantoin, TMP / SMX or Fosfomycin as drugs of choice and Fluoroquinolone and Beta-Lactam antimicrobials as an alternative. (Cooper 2014, Kaiser 2007)
The American Academy of Pediatrics considers TMP / SMX (except in cases of 6-PGD deficiency), Amoxycillin, Nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin and Ofloxacin drugs as usually compatible with breastfeeding. (AAP 2001)
Red cranberry as a preventative of UTI is compatible with breastfeeding.
Bacterial vaccines (Bacterial lysates) as a preventative of UTI are compatible with breastfeeding.
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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