Last update: April 3, 2017
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Unicellular fungus used to produce beer, bread and wine by fermentation.
Contains amino acids, sugar, fat, Vitamin B and mineral salts. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health recommends it for anorexia, asthenia and chronic acne.
It seems to be a good nutritional supplement, however, proof on effectiveness as a galactagogue is lacking (Mennella 1993, Koletzko 2000).
The best galactógogo is the maternal self-confidence along with a breastfeeding on demand using a correct technique for nursing (ABM 2011, Mannion 2012, Forinash 2012).
We do not have alternatives for Brewer´s Yeast 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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