Last update Oct. 22, 2023

Rose Hip

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

The fruit of the plant is used. It contains a lot of vitamin C and tannins, flavonoids (quercetin, catechin and epicatechin), gallic acid, coumarinic acid, carotenoids (rubixanthin, lycopene, beta-carotene), pectin, malic and citric acid, vitamins B1 and E and triterpenes. Antioxidant action. It is used as food (jams, soups) and in traditional medicine for the prevention of colds and to relieve fatigue. (

At the time of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Plant devoid of toxicity and widely used, even during pregnancy and breastfeeding. (Kennedy 2013)

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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  1. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. 1992 - - Disponible en: Consulted on Dec. 21, 2023 Abstract
  2. Kennedy DA, Lupattelli A, Koren G, Nordeng H. Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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