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Safety in Lactation: Parenteral iron

23 September 2020Maternal iron supplementation for iron deficiency anaemia presents no risk to the breastfed infant as maternal iron is transported very poorly into breast milk. Although…
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Lactation Safety Information

Yes
Oral iron preparation
Very limited published evidence of safety
Minimal absorption of the iron complex from the infant’s GI tract
Theoretical risk of hypersensitivity reactions
3 August 2020