Last update: July 2, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Bioflavonoid substances are widely distributed in nature. Onion has a rich content of Quercetin.
Flavonoids are phenolic compounds naturally occurring that are abundantly present in plants and seaweed.
We take it from fruits, vegetables, tea and red wine (as a few examples)
Most important types are: anthocyanins, chalcons, flavonols, flavones, flavonoids and tannins. No risk for toxic nor side-effects in humans have been found.
They appear naturally in the breast milk in amounts related to mother's diet.
Attributed anti-oxidant activity and other properties that have not been fully shown yet, as amelioration of capillary vessel function which is a reason to be used for treatment of venous insufficiency (varicose veins), hemorrhoids and prevention of arteriosclerosis.
We do not have alternatives for 3,3′,4′,5,7-PentahIdroxIflavona 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 Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM