Last update Oct. 20, 2016

Wheat Germ

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Inner part of the wheat seed (approximately 3% of the total weight thereof) that are often excluded, along with the shell, to obtain refined white flour.
It contains more protein, fiber, iron and also lipids than refined flour (triglycerides and linoleic acid, palmitic and oleic acids), tocopherols, phytosterols, policosanol, carotenes and vitamin B (Brandolini 2012). It is a good source of vitamin E, folate, amino acids, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

Regardless of many attributed properties which are not based on conclusive scientific evidence, it is a healthy food for which a moderate consumption is devoid of toxicity and 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

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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  1. Bar-Sela G, Cohen M, Ben-Arye E, Epelbaum R. The Medical Use of Wheatgrass: Review of the Gap Between Basic and Clinical Applications. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2015 Abstract
  2. Brandolini A, Hidalgo A. Wheat germ: not only a by-product. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2012 Abstract

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