Last update Sept. 12, 2015
Very Low Risk
A plant which is cultivated in the Andes mountain (Peru and Bolivia) that has a root with a high content in proteins and other nutrients (similar nutritional value to cereals) and secularly used as a source of food by andean population.
Popularly, enhancing of fertility as been attributed to it, but rigorous scientific proof is lacking.
Because it is a widely used tubercle as a food by the andean population with no known toxic effects, its consumption is regarded as compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Maca since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
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