Last update: July 11, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Hydroxycoumarin related product present in the bark of Horse Chestnut (see specific info) used as antivaricose, vasoprotector and antihemorrhagic.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.
Do not apply it on the chest or thoroughly clean it up before breastfeeding.
Given its lack of toxicity at normal doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would pose a very low risk.
We do not have alternatives for Aesculin 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.
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