Last update: Sept. 4, 2014

Aspartame

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Dipeptide amino acid (Aspartic acid and Phenylalanine) which is used as a sweetener.

Only after a high ingestion of Aspartame phenylalanine would slightly increase in mother's milk with no harm effect on the normal child.

It should not be cause of concern except in case of phenylketonuria.

Alternatives

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

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Aspartame is also known as


Group

Aspartame belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Aspartame in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 100 %
Molecular weight 294 daltons
T1/2 70 - 100 hours

References

  1. MedlinePlus. Edulcorantes y sustitutos del azúcar. Información de salud para usted. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. MedlinePlus. Sweeteners - sugar substitutes Trusted Health Information for you. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Nice FJ, Snyder JL, Kotansky BC. Breastfeeding and over-the-counter medications. J Hum Lact. 2000 Nov;16(4):319-31. Review. Erratum in: J Hum Lact 2001 Feb;17(1):90. Abstract
  4. Franz M. Is it safe to consume aspartame during pregnancy? A review. Nutrition update. Diabetes Educ. 1986 Abstract
  5. Stegink LD, Filer LJ Jr, Baker GL. Plasma amino acid concentrations in normal adults fed meals with added monosodium L-glutamate and aspartame. J Nutr. 1983 Abstract
  6. [No authors listed] Levels of free amino acids in lactating women following ingestion of the sweetener aspartame. Nutr Rev. 1980 Abstract
  7. Stegink LD, Filer LJ Jr, Baker GL. Plasma, erythrocyte and human milk levels of free amino acids in lactating women administered aspartame or lactose. J Nutr. 1979 Abstract Full text (in our servers)

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