I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Zi Wan? Is Zi Wan safe for nursing mother and child? Does Zi Wan extracts into breast milk? Does Zi Wan has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Zi Wan influence milk supply or can Zi Wan decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Zi Wan is 5 out of 8 which is considered Unsafe as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 5 indicates that usage of Zi Wan may cause serious side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Zi Wan 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 Zi Wan .
- It is recommended to evaluate the advantage of not breastfeeding while using Zi Wan Vs not using Zi Wan And continue breastfeeding.
- While using Zi Wan 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.
An herbaceous plant originating from central and east Asia used in traditional Chinese medicine. None of the therapeutic properties attributed to it (Yu 2015, Ng 2003) have been scientifically proven. There is very little literature published on this plant. A hepatotoxic pentapeptide has been detected in extracts of this plant (Wang 2014). Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. The lack of literature and the potential hepatic risk added to the lack of precise therapeutic indications make it an entirely non-essential product, especially during breastfeeding. 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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