Last update: Sept. 13, 2005
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Leaves, flowers and fruits are used. It contains mucilage, flavonoids and tannins. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health has not approved any medical indication of this plant. Traditionally used as a diuretic and astringent medication.
We do not have alternatives for Prickly Pear 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.
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 Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM