I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Eucalyptus? Is Eucalyptus safe for nursing mother and child? Does Eucalyptus extracts into breast milk? Does Eucalyptus has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Eucalyptus influence milk supply or can Eucalyptus decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Eucalyptus is 5 out of 8 which is considered Unsafe as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 5 indicates that usage of Eucalyptus may cause serious side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Eucalyptus 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 Eucalyptus .
- It is recommended to evaluate the advantage of not breastfeeding while using Eucalyptus Vs not using Eucalyptus And continue breastfeeding.
- While using Eucalyptus 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.
On last update no relevant published data on breastfeeding were found. Because of essential oil toxicity its use is not recommended except with of an occasional and moderate manner. Produces a change in odour and flavour of milk that may cause rejection by the infant. When topically used it is safe while breastfeeding provided it is not applied on the nipple. Leaves of tree are used. Contains essential oil (Eucalyptol), tannins, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids. Suggested properties (not clinically tested): Expectorant, Mucolytic, Anti-septic. Eucalyptol is neurotoxic and may induce seizures. An over-dosing is potentially lethal. Not indicated for children under 4 years old.
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