I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Antacids? Is Antacids safe for nursing mother and child? Does Antacids extracts into breast milk? Does Antacids has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Antacids influence milk supply or can Antacids decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Answer by DrLact: About Antacids usage in lactation

Although no published information on the aluminum, calcium or magnesium content of milk during maternal antacid therapy could be found, additional intake of these minerals by a nursing mother is unlikely to surpass that found in other infant foods. In addition, oral absorption of aluminum and magnesium is poor. Because of these factors, reviewers generally consider antacid use during breastfeeding to be acceptable.[1][2][3][4] No special precautions are required.
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