Last update: Sept. 19, 2016
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Copolymer which is found in nature that is obtained from cartilage of various terrestrial or marine animals and used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
It is a mucopolysaccharide which is formed by polymers of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) and devoid of toxicity.
It is presented in the human body and breast milk, with the highest concentration in the milk of mothers of preterm babies. (Coppa 2012).
Half concentration of GAG in the milk is contained as chondroitin sulfate with anti-infectious properties; among others, it protects the gastrointestinal tract of infants against infections (Maccari 2016).
Its concentration is not affected by Holder pasteurization method of breast milk.
Changes on the composition of chondroitin sulfate in the milk have been detected in cases of breast cancer.
Because a high molecular weight the passage of significant amounts into milk is highly unlikely.
Its low oral bioavailability hinders the passage from ingested milk to the infant plasma.
We do not have alternatives for Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium 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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
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