Last update: Oct. 9, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Polysaccharide (mannose and glucose) obtained from Amorphophallus konjac a tuberous plant which is native from Southeast Asia and used in the traditional cuisine of the countries of that region.
Used as dietary fiber with satiating and laxative purposes. There is no a consistent scientific evidence on their effectiveness as a treatment for obesity.
The Commission E of German Ministry of Health has not approved any use.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.
Pharmacokinetic data (high molecular weight and no intestinal absorption) make it extremely unlikely any excretion into breastmilk in significant amounts.
A low-calorie diet and moderate exercise are preferable measures to lose weight.
Many women who breastfeed their infants recover their pre-pregnancy weight sooner than those who do not.
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 Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM