Last update: April 17, 2016

Sorbitol

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Polyhydric alcohol derived from sugar which is found naturally in corn and some fruits with half sweetening power than sucrose.

It is not found in breast milk. Affected patients with Hereditary Fructose Intolerance become symptomatic with the introduction of fruits that contain fructose, sucrose or sorbitol during weaning.

At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk.
Its low intestinal absorption makes it unlikely the passage of significant amounts into breast milk and the subsequent absorption by the infant.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Sorbitol 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.

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. baja - Poor %
Molecular weight 182 daltons

References

  1. Baker P II, Ayres L, Gaughan S, Weisfeld-Adams J. Hereditary Fructose Intolerance. GeneReviews<sup>®</sup>. 1993 Abstract

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