Last update: April 3, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or 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.
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 Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM