Last update Feb. 3, 2022
Very Low Risk
A yeast strain isolated from various tropical fruits. Related to saccharomyces cerevisiae or brewer's yeast. Unicellular fungus which produces lactic acid used as a probiotic to regenerate the intestinal flora in case of infectious diarrhea or diarrhea associated with taking antibiotics.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk, but due to its lack of intestinal absorption it is considered safe during breastfeeding.
There is controversy about its effectiveness (Poncelet 2021, Williams 2010) and although it is considered a safe product in immunocompetent people, there have been cases of widespread infection by the fungus itself in the absence of immune deficiency. (Martin 2017)
Administration of probiotics and other live organisms is contraindicated in immunocompromised persons. (Poncelet 2021, Williams 2010)
We do not have alternatives for Saccharomyces boulardii 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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) of Mexico
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