Last update: Sept. 12, 2015

European cranberry

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Juice of ripe fruit is used. It contains proanthocyanidins (PAC), anthocyanins, flavonoids and phenolic acids.
It has bacterial anti-adhesion effect and is used as a preventative of UTI.

At last update were not found published data on excretion in breast milk.

Plant often used even during pregnancy, in many countries.
Its common use, low toxicity and because it is consumed as food, moderate consumption during lactation is considered of little or no risk. It may be wise not to exceed the amount contained in a meal portion.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for European cranberry 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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

European cranberry is also known as Cranberry. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


European cranberry in other languages or writings:

Group

European cranberry belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing European cranberry in its composition:

References

  1. Amer MR, Cipriano GC, Venci JV, Gandhi MA. Safety of Popular Herbal Supplements in Lactating Women. J Hum Lact. 2015 Abstract
  2. Dante G, Bellei G, Neri I, Facchinetti F. Herbal therapies in pregnancy: what works? Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Abstract
  3. The Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria Australia. Herbal and Traditional Medicines in Breasfeeding. Fact Sheet. 2013 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Kennedy DA, Lupattelli A, Koren G, Nordeng H. Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Sim TF, Sherriff J, Hattingh HL, Parsons R, Tee LB. The use of herbal medicines during breastfeeding: a population-based survey in Western Australia. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. Signoretto C, Canepari P, Stauder M, Vezzulli L, Pruzzo C. Functional foods and strategies contrasting bacterial adhesion. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2012 Abstract
  7. Amir LH, Pirotta MV, Raval M. Breastfeeding--evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines. Aust Fam Physician. 2011 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  8. Cuzzolin L, Francini-Pesenti F, Verlato G, Joppi M, Baldelli P, Benoni G. Use of herbal products among 392 Italian pregnant women: focus on pregnancy outcome. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2010 Abstract
  9. WHO. World Health Organization. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 4. WHO monographs. 2009 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  10. Nergård CS, Solhaug V. [Cranberries for prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2009 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  11. Dugoua JJ, Seely D, Perri D, Mills E, Koren G. Safety and efficacy of cranberry (vaccinium macrocarpon) during pregnancy and lactation. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  12. Nordeng H, Havnen GC. Use of herbal drugs in pregnancy: a survey among 400 Norwegian women. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2004 Abstract

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