Last update July 12, 2016
Capsaicin is an oleoresin contained in ripe and dry fruits of hot peppers.
It is used for seasoning food and as medicine for topical analgesia in the form of creams, gels or patches.
A low absorption into plasma (very low levels or undetectable in plasma) and rapid clearance make it highly unlikely the passage of significant amount toward breast milk.
Do not apply on the chest or thoroughly clean it off before breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Capsicum annuum.
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 Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
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