Last update Aug. 14, 2020
Very Low Risk
Erythorbic acid is the stereoisomer of l-ascorbic acid but it has very little vitamin-C potency.
It is used as antoxidant in foods and oral pharmaceutical preparations.
Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Its lack of toxicity and the small dose used make it compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for E315, E316 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.
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 Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) of Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM