Last update Feb. 15, 2016
Petals and herb seeds are used.
Components are: Isoquinoline alkaloids (Rhoeadine), polysaccharides and anthocyanins.
Attributed properties: antitussive and slightly sedative.
Indications according to the Commission E of the German Ministry of Health: none.
At latest update no published data on excretion in breast milk were found.
It has been used since antiquity to sedate children in many cultures
Poisoning has occurred by using it.
Because of sedative properties only a moderate and occasional use would be compatible with breastfeeding, out of the neonatal period with close monitoring for the occurrence of sedation or loss of appetite by the infant.
We do not have alternatives for Common Poppy.
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 - 2006 of United States of America
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