Safety in Lactation: Fluids and electrolytes

Sarah Fenner, Acting Co-Director, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished

Oral and intravenous products for correcting fluid and electrolyte imbalance will present no risk to a breastfeeding infant as they are normally present in milk.
Plasma and plasma substitutes will present no risk to a breastfed infant due to their molecular size and mechanism of action in expanding plasma volume.