Last update Nov. 8, 2022
Very Low Risk
Mannose is a monosaccharide, epimer of glucose, widely distributed in body fluids and tissues. It is part of some plant polysaccharides, such as mannan and glucomannan, and of some animal glycoproteins. It is not an essential nutrient as it is produced in the body from glucose. It is used to synthesize glycoproteins and produce energy. Mannose is used as a nutritional supplement and, with a lack of conclusive evidence, to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections. Oral administrationl. (Cooper 2022, De Nunzio 2021, Kyriakides 2021, Lenger 2020, Wei 2020)
At the date of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.
D-mannose is a sugar part of normal human metabolism found within most diets. Adverse effects are rare and not serious: diarrhea and vaginal burning. (Cooper 2022)
Given its lack of toxicity, its consumption at the indicated doses is compatible with 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.
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