José María Paricio Talayero
Pediatrician, MD, PhD.
Marta Sánchez Palomares
Leonardo Landa Rivera
Sílvia Moyano Pellicer
Degree in pharmacy
Nerea Casas Maeso
Doctor in Pharmacy. IBCLC
Pharmacist IBCLC, La Leche League International Leader. Greece
Desirée Mena Tudela
Doctora en Ciencias de la Salud y Enfermera
Pediatrician. Neonatologist. Panama
Breastfeeding is a bio-cultural subject of humankind, and, of utmost importance for child’s and mother’s health from both industrialized and developing countries. The Spanish Pediatric Association (AEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other leading scientific organizations around the world recommend exclusive breastfeeding as the best method of infant feeding in the first 6 months of life and, together with complementary foods, until 2 years of age or longer.
There are many breastfeeding women who at some point during lactation can become concerned about the compatibility of some medical prescriptions, herbal substances, environment contaminants or a disease. Most of these situations don’t represent any deleterious effect on the quality of milk or harm to the child’s welfare. Health caregivers, however, ought to make recommendations based on scientific evidence taking into account any possible untoward effect, making a suggestion for other choices or, as a last worst option, to discourage breastfeeding cautiously.
Because of a significant dispersion of information on this subject, we have undertaken the building of this website to assist health workers in finding a rapid and reliable resource for consultation. Due to the complexity of contents involved, this page is intended exclusively for expert health professionals. If you are a mother, a father or a grandparent, consult your Pediatrician, midwife, gynecologist or those who are committed to take care of the lactating dyad and the child’s health and welfare.
In 1999, with the newly acquired BFHI accreditation from WHO / UNICEF for the hospital where Dr Paricio was working (Marina Alta, Alicante) and due to the frequently asked questions they received, he conceives a database about compatibility of breastfeeding with medical prescriptions, plants, toxics and diseases. With the collaboration of his colleagues from the Pediatric service it was launched in 2002.
Our thanks to them all, pediatricians Benlloch MJ, Beseler B, M and L Santos Ferriol, pharmaceutical Mengual A and computer assistants A Martinez and JA Franco, and JM Méndez, who kept the software version prior to 2014.
Since 2012, because the pediatricians behind this initiative have moved to other hospitals, we keep e-lactancia from APILAM association.
To make e- breastfeeding and keeping it updated we use the following sources of information:
e-lactancia has been developed with Django 1.8, Twitter Boootstrap 3.2 and a lot of dedication and love.
The e-lactancia site is financed exclusively with donations from individuals and the sponsorship of associations and companies.
The e-lactancia project is promoted by the independent entity APILAM. The funding received from entities and individuals does not influence the independent criteria of its members or the editorial content of the site.
There are no conflicts of interest between the e-lactancia project and its funding sources.
All the entities that currently sponsor e-lactancia are listed on the home page and on the page dedicated to our sponsors.
If you would like to sponsor us through your company or association, visit the sponsors page, where you will find information about the requirements that your entity must comply with to be able to financially support this project.
If you prefer, you can send us a personal donation.
This website does not host any type of advertising. Occasionally there is dissemination of events related to the upbringing, maternity and training of professionals such as courses, talks or workshops.
These publications are made as part of the dissemination activities of the portal and in no case e-lactancia or its members perceive any benefit in the form of funds, services or material for the site.