Last update: April 17, 2016

Pectin

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or 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.

Alternatives

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.

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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Pectin in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Pectin in its composition:

  • Dia-Par Compuesto™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Diaend™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Envios™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Exofur™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Farpectol™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Gastropect™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Isocar™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • K-C™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Kaolin Mixture™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Kaopectal™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Kaopectin™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Kaptate™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Kaptin™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Klincosal™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Lactopectin™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Neo Diaform™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Nineka™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Pectikon™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Pectolin™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition
  • Treda™. Contains other elements than Pectin in its composition

References

  1. Wikiera A, Irla M, Mika M. [Health-promoting properties of pectin]. Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2014 Abstract
  2. AESAN. Informe del Comité Científico de la Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN) sobre condiciones de uso de determinadas sustancias distintas de vitaminas, minerales y plantas para ser empleadas en complementos alimenticios - 1. Revista del comité científico nº 17. 2012 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Piemontese P, Giannì ML, Braegger CP, Chirico G, Grüber C, Riedler J, Arslanoglu S, van Stuijvenberg M, Boehm G, Jelinek J, Roggero P; MIPS 1 Working Group. Tolerance and safety evaluation in a large cohort of healthy infants fed an innovative prebiotic formula: a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2011 Abstract
  4. Magne F, Hachelaf W, Suau A, Boudraa G, Bouziane-Nedjadi K, Rigottier-Gois L, Touhami M, Desjeux JF, Pochart P. Effects on faecal microbiota of dietary and acidic oligosaccharides in children during partial formula feeding. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Abstract
  5. Mahadevan U, Kane S. American gastroenterological association institute technical review on the use of gastrointestinal medications in pregnancy. Gastroenterology. 2006 Jul;131(1):283-311. Review. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. Fanaro S, Jelinek J, Stahl B, Boehm G, Kock R, Vigi V. Acidic oligosaccharides from pectin hydrolysate as new component for infant formulae: effect on intestinal flora, stool characteristics, and pH. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Abstract

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