Last update Jan. 10, 2023

Pineapple

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Tropical plant native to South America, from the bromeliaceae family. The fruit is used. It is rich in proteolytic enzymes (bromelain or bromelain), citric and malic acids, vitamins A, B and C, sugars, carotenoids and fiber (cellulose). Taken orally, anti-inflammatory and laxative properties are attributed to it, and topically to clean wounds and ulcerations. (Fitoterapia.net)

At the date of the last update we did not find any published data on its excretion in breast milk.

It is a plant which is widely used as food in many cultures. Given its lack of toxicity in correct doses, its consumption would be 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Other names

Pineapple in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Pineapple in its composition:

  • Té Chupa Panza™. Contains other elements than Pineapple in its composition

References

  1. Fitoterapia.net. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. Fitoterapia.net. 1992 - - Disponible en: https://www.fitoterapia.net. Consulted on Dec. 21, 2023 Abstract

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