In: Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed®) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; 2006.


Dolutegravir is detectable in maternal milk in low amounts. It appears that elimination by newborn infants is prolonged and the drug has been detected in infant plasma during breastfeeding. Dolutegravir has been used safely in HIV-positive mothers during breastfeeding and is recommended as a first-line drug during breastfeeding. Achieving and maintaining viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy decreases breastfeeding transmission risk to less than 1%, but not zero. Individuals with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy with a sustained undetectable viral load and who choose to breastfeed should be supported in this decision. If a viral load is not suppressed, banked pasteurized donor milk or formula is recommended.[1,2]

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