Is Magnesium Hydroxide compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Magnesium Hydroxide?

Magnesium Hydroxide

November 27, 2016 (Very Low Risk)

Ingested Magnesium does not concentrate into breast milk..

Naturally occurring, the mean Magnesium concentration in the milk is 31 mg/L (range 15 – 64 mg/L) and not affected by the ingestion of Magnesium.

Because of a low oral bioavailability the pass from the breast milk toward the infant's plasma is hampered, except in premature and newborn infants who may exhibit a higher intestinal absorption due to an increased permeability.

Avoid chronic or excessive use.

WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 2002: Magnesium hydroxide is compatible with breastfeeding.


We do not have alternatives for Magnesium Hydroxide since it is relatively safe.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


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