Last update: July 2, 2015
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On last update no relevant published data on breastfeeding were found.
Because of essential oil toxicity its use is not recommended except with of an occasional and moderate manner. Produces a change in odour and flavour of milk that may cause rejection by the infant.
When topically used it is safe while breastfeeding provided it is not applied on the nipple.
Leaves of tree are used. Contains essential oil (Eucalyptol), tannins, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids.
Suggested properties (not clinically tested): Expectorant, Mucolytic, Anti-septic.
Eucalyptol is neurotoxic and may induce seizures. An over-dosing is potentially lethal.
Not indicated for children under 4 years old.
We do not have alternatives for Eucalyptus.
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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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