Last update: March 22, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
The seeds of this shrub are very rich in saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids: Linolenic, Linoleic, Oleic and Palmitic acids. It contains also a large amount of ascorbic acid.
Commonly used as emollient and wound-healing agent without a valid clinical proof on effectiveness.
Cooked products of the fruit are used for treatment of colds and gastrointestinal disorders.
Commission E of German Ministry of Health has not evaluated the effectiveness of this oil yet. It is not toxic when topically used.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
Based on its low toxicity, an occasional and moderate use is not regarded as risky while breastfeeding.
Do not apply on the breast to prevent ingestion by the infant. If necessary, apply after a feed and clean thoroughly with water before the next.
We do not have alternatives for Sweet Briar 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.
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.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana from Spain
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM