Last update: March 11, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Indian Senna, Senna or Tinnevelly Senna. Shrub. Leaves, fruits, and flowers are used.
It contains anthraquinones, naphtoquinones, flavonoids, mineral salts, polysaccharides (mucilage).
Unproved effect: Irritant of intestine. Not absorbed by GI tract, laxative.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Senna 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 Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
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