Last update: Sept. 12, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A plant which is cultivated in the Andes mountain (Peru and Bolivia) that has a root with a high content in proteins and other nutrients (similar nutritional value to cereals) and secularly used as a source of food by andean population.
Popularly, enhancing of fertility as been attributed to it, but rigorous scientific proof is lacking.
Because it is a widely used tubercle as a food by the andean population with no known toxic effects, its consumption is regarded as compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Maca 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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