Last update July 21, 2017
Seeds, oil and extracts of this plant contain Lecithin and Isoflavones like Genistein, Glycitein and Daidzein.
Lecithin is formed by phospholipids with hypolipidemic properties (see particular information on LECITHIN). Isoflavones are phytoestrogens which is a property that is being used for treatment of hyperlipidemias and disorders related to menopause.
Ingestion of soy derived products by nursing mothers may be a cause of increase concentration in the mother’s plasma, breast milk and infant’s urine.
Despite of that soy has been consumed from ancient times by Asian population and could offer some benefit for the welfare, it may act as hormonal disruptor on the endocrine system, especially is the product contains Bisphenol, hence, high exposition during infancy should be avoided.
Therefore, it is not recommended an extensive consumption of it while breastfeeding since estrogens may decrease, at least theoretically, the milk production.
We do not have alternatives for Soy.
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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