I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Mugwort? Is Mugwort safe for nursing mother and child? Does Mugwort extracts into breast milk? Does Mugwort has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Mugwort influence milk supply or can Mugwort decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Mugwort is 5 out of 8 which is considered Unsafe as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 5 indicates that usage of Mugwort may cause serious side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Mugwort may cause moderate to high side effects or may affect milk supply in lactating mother.
- Our suggestion is to use safer alternate options rather than using Mugwort .
- It is recommended to evaluate the advantage of not breastfeeding while using Mugwort Vs not using Mugwort And continue breastfeeding.
- While using Mugwort Its must to monitor child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
- Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.
The flowering tops and root of the plant are used. It contains potentially toxic products such as camphor, eucalyptol, thujone and sesquiterpene lactones. It is a plant that is traditionally used to treat women’s illnesses or health issues (de Boer 2014, Kim 2013), without it being possible to prove its effectiveness (Blumenthal German Commission E 1998). There is very little literature on its properties. It supposedly has uterus-stimulating properties. Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. Given the lack of evidence of its efficacy and potential toxic effects, its general use is discouraged and even more so in children and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers (Skidmore 2010, Blumenthal German Commission E 1998). Not to be confused with several other species of the same Artemisia genus. Precautions when taking plant preparations: 1. Ensure that they are from a reliable source: poisoning has occurred due to confusing one plant with another with toxic properties, as well as poisoning from heavy metals extracted from the ground and food poisoning due to contamination with bacteria or fungi. 2. Do not take in large amounts; follow recommendations from professional experts in phytotherapy. "Natural" products are not always good in any quantity: plants contain active substances from which much of our traditional pharmacopoeia has been obtained and can result in poisoning or act as endocrine disruptors if taken in excessive amounts or time periods.
: Information presented in this database is not meant as a substitute for professional judgment. You should consult your healthcare provider for breastfeeding advice related to your particular situation. We do not warrant or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this Site.