Last update: July 1, 2015


Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Resin-like substance which is extracted from gems of trees and shrubs, modified and used by bees to build their beehives. Contains more than 200 biologic and mineral compounds. It has a local antibacterial and healing effect.

It may induce severe allergic reactions. Renal failure in adults and children has occurred by long term ingestion of Propolis or Diethylene Glycol contamination.

Avoid to apply it on the breast.


We do not have alternatives for Прополис.

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

Прополис is Propolis in Cyrillic.

Прополис is also known as


Прополис belongs to these groups or families:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Прополис in its composition:


  1. 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
  2. Health Canada. Propolis: suspected association with renal failure. Can Adverse React News 2009; 19 (1): 3. 2009 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Zaffani S, Cuzzolin L, Benoni G. Herbal products: behaviors and beliefs among Italian women. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Abstract
  4. Ferrari LA, Giannuzzi L. Clinical parameters, postmortem analysis and estimation of lethal dose in victims of a massive intoxication with diethylene glycol. Forensic Sci Int. 2005 Abstract
  5. Li YJ, Lin JL, Yang CW, Yu CC. Acute renal failure induced by a Brazilian variety of propolis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Abstract
  6. Tosti A, Caponeri GM, Bardazzi F, Melino M, Veronesi S. Propolis contact dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis. 1985 Abstract

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