Last update July 16, 2017
Very Low Risk
It is used in the treatment of leukemia, and, hepatitis B and C.
Breast milk contains several interferon-like substances which contribute to its anti-viral action.
High molecular weight of interferon accounts for its small secretion into breast milk. A minimal gastrointestinal absorption is commonly accepted.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Peginterferon alfa-2a 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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