Last update: May 1, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Product which is obtained by fermentation of milk and originated in Caucasus area. It contains a probiotic lactobacilli and a type of yeast (Saccharomyces).
During lactation kefir should be consumed moderately as it contains between 0.2 and 2.5% (2.4 to 20 g / L) of alcohol, depending on the type and amount of sugar added and time period of fermentation.
Widely used in many cultures for thousands of years. Given its lack of toxicity, moderate consumption during lactation would have little or no risk.
We do not have alternatives for Kefir 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 Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
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