Last update Aug. 6, 2017
Very Low Risk
The inflorescences of this plant originating in Europe are used.
It contains polysaccharides, flavonoids, saponins…
Attributed properties which do not have sufficient clinical evidence to support them: healing agent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory (local, dermatological). There is no evidence of its efficacy when taken orally to treat gastrointestinal disorders.
Indications from the Commission E of the German Ministry of Health and the EMA: topical treatment of minor skin inflammations, ulcers and burns.
Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
A plant devoid of toxicity. Oral use during breastfeeding is not advised (EMA 2008, Amir 2011).
The small dose and poor plasma uptake of most topical dermatological preparations make it very unlikely that significant amounts will pass into breast milk.
There is no evidence of its effectiveness in treating nipple cracking or inflammation.
If applied to the breast, do so after breastfeeding and clean before the next feed.
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 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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