Last update Jan. 26, 2019
A widely-used pratice (Bazzocchi 2017) based on the ancient and totally outdated theory of auto-intoxication (Ernst 1997) to which numerous health benefits are attributed without ever having been proven (Ernst 2010, Acosta 2009, Richards 2006, Ernst 1997).
Its use is not risk-free, and can even have serious health risks such as vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, intestinal perforation and spread of bacteria or toxins (Mishori 2011, Seow 2009,Tan 1999), even if they are not frequent (Richards 2006).
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Given the lack of proven health benefits and the potential risks it carries, it is a completely non-essential practise, even more so during breastfeeding.
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.
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 Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM