Last update April 17, 2016


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Polyhydric alcohol derived from sugar which is found naturally in corn and some fruits with half sweetening power than sucrose.

It is not found in breast milk. Affected patients with Hereditary Fructose Intolerance become symptomatic with the introduction of fruits that contain fructose, sucrose or sorbitol during weaning.

At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk.
Its low intestinal absorption makes it unlikely the passage of significant amounts into breast milk and the subsequent absorption by the infant.


We do not have alternatives for σορβιτόλη 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.

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

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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σορβιτόλη is Sorbitol in Greek.

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Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. baja - Poor %
Molecular weight 182 daltons


  1. Baker P II, Ayres L, Gaughan S, Weisfeld-Adams J. Hereditary Fructose Intolerance. GeneReviews<sup>®</sup>. 1993 Abstract

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