Last update: July 31, 2017
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Natural polysaccharide obtained from the seeds of the leguminous plant cyamopsis tetragonolobus.
Indigestible and unabsorbable, it reduces the intestinal absorption of nutrients (carbohydrates, fats). It has satiating properties and is a mild laxative.
It is a thickener and gelling agent used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Devoid of toxicity.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Its pharmacokinetic data (very high molecular weight and lack of intestinal absorption) make it very unlikely that significant amounts would pass into breast milk, or be absorbed by the infant.
Diet, exercise, and breastfeeding improve blood sugar levels.
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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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana from Spain
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