Last update: May 1, 2016

Kefir

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
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.

Alternatives

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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References

  1. Prado MR, Blandón LM, Vandenberghe LP, Rodrigues C, Castro GR, Thomaz-Soccol V, Soccol CR. Milk kefir: composition, microbial cultures, biological activities, and related products. Front Microbiol. 2015 Abstract
  2. Albesharat R, Ehrmann MA, Korakli M, Yazaji S, Vogel RF. Phenotypic and genotypic analyses of lactic acid bacteria in local fermented food, breast milk and faeces of mothers and their babies. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2011 Abstract
  3. Magalhães KT, de Melo Pereira GV, Campos CR, Dragone G, Schwan RF. Brazilian kefir: structure, microbial communities and chemical composition. Braz J Microbiol. 2011 Abstract
  4. Figler M, Mózsik G, Schaffer B, Gasztonyi B, Acs P, Szili B, Rab R, Szakály S. Effect of special Hungarian probiotic kefir on faecal microflora. World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Abstract

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