Last update: Nov. 25, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
The bark of tender branches is used. Constituents are Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol. There are not clinical trials that would had supported any property that may mean a benefit for health, as those traditionally assigned to Cinnamon like spasmolytic, carminative and anti-diarrheal ones.
At latest update relevant published data on its excretion into breast milk were not found.
Cinnamon is commonly used as spice and flavoring for food and infusions. Out of occasional irritation on skin and mucosa, there is a lack of toxicity and side-effects at the usual dosage. Do not overcome the usual amount used for food preparation.
We do not have alternatives for Cinnamon 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.
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