I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Di Huang? Is Di Huang safe for nursing mother and child? Does Di Huang extracts into breast milk? Does Di Huang has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Di Huang influence milk supply or can Di Huang decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Di Huang is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Di Huang may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Di Huang may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Di Huang low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
- While using Di Huang 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.
Herbaceous plant native to China. Traditional Chinese medicine uses roots and tuber rhizomes in dried form (gan), fresh or raw (shen or sheng) or preparations (shu), attributing to it various properties, none of which have been scientifically proven (WHO 2007: p.283-295, Wong 1997). Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. Free of toxicity (WHO 2007: p.283-295), 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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