Last update July 15, 2017
Very Low Risk
Saponin which is contained in Horse Chestnut seeds (see specific info) and usual topically used as antivaricose and venoprotector.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.
A high molecular weight makes it unlikely its pass to breast milk in significant amounts.
Do not apply on the chest or thoroughly clean it up before breastfeeding.
The Commission E of German Ministry of Health has approved its use during lactation.
Given its lack of toxicity at normal doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would pose a very low risk.
We do not have alternatives for Aescin since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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