Last update: Jan. 29, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A laxative which acts as stimulant in the intestine.
A low oral bioavailability due to minimal intestinal absorption that renders the plasma levels being very low would explain the non passage to breast milk observed (undetectable levels: Friedrich 2011).
On prevention or treating constipation, it is essential a balanced and rich-in-fiber diet along with a lot of fluids and physical exercise.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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