Last update: June 17, 2017
Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T½.
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A drink produced from tea and sugar or fermented honey with a mixed culture of certain bacteria and yeast.
None of the therapeutic properties which are attributed to it have been scientifically proven (Ernst 2003, Majchrowicz 1995, Hauser 1990).
There is little published literature and even less relating to its effects on humans.
Hepatic damage, metabolic acidosis, cutaneous infection from anthrax and even death have occurred in relation to its consumption (Gemela 2016, SungHee 2009, Derk 2004, Srinivasan 1997, CDC 1995, Crit Path AIDS 1994).
Since the last update we have found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.
The lack of literature and its potential toxicity added to the lack of precise therapeutic indications makes it a totally non-essential product, especially during the period of breastfeeding.
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 Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
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