Last update: April 17, 2016
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
A polysaccharide which is extracted from plant cell walls (citrus, apple).
With properties such as emulsifier, stabilizer and adsorbent.
Used as adsorbent intestinal with other compounds (kaolin) in the treatment of diarrhea.
Given its zero bioavailability, which prevents intestinal absorption, it is not excreted in breast milk.
Regarded as a prebiotic, it is part of some breast milk substitutes formulas.
Most gastroenteritis do not require medication: just a good hydration.
We do not have alternatives for Pectin 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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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
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