Last update Nov. 24, 2023

Oral Rehydration Solutions


Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

Oral rehydration products are electrolyte solutions such as sodium chloride and potassium chloride, acidosis correctors (trisodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate), water and glucose. They may also contain sodium phosphate, magnesium citrate, calcium lactate, citric acid or inulin.Oral administration.

All its components are compatible with breastfeeding. 

List of essential medicines WHO: compatible with breastfeeding. (WHO-UNICEF 2002)

In case of maternal dehydration, fluid intake should be increased to compensate the losses due to breastfeeding (600 to 1,000 ml per day).


We do not have alternatives for Oral Rehydration Solutions 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Oral Rehydration Solutions in other languages or writings:


  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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