I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Milk Vetch? Is Milk Vetch safe for nursing mother and child? Does Milk Vetch extracts into breast milk? Does Milk Vetch has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Milk Vetch influence milk supply or can Milk Vetch decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Milk Vetch is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Milk Vetch may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Milk Vetch may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Milk Vetch low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
- While using Milk Vetch We suggest monitoring 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.
A legume of the Fabaceae family originating in China. Its roots are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, attributing to it numerous properties, none of which have been clearly scientifically proven (Tian 2016, Su 2016, Zhang 2014, WHO 1999: p.50-58). Although it is a selenium extracting and accumulating plant, causing animal poisoning, no problems have been found in human use (White 2016). Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. Devoid of toxicity at correct doses (WHO 1999: p.50-58), moderate consumption during breastfeeding would have little or no risk. 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.
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