I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Sorbitol? Is Sorbitol safe for nursing mother and child? Does Sorbitol extracts into breast milk? Does Sorbitol has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Sorbitol influence milk supply or can Sorbitol decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Sorbitol lactation summary

Sorbitol is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Sorbitol is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Sorbitol is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Sorbitol does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Sorbitol safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher 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.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Sorbitol usage in lactation

Polyhydric alcohol derived from sugar which is found naturally in corn and some fruits with half sweetening power than sucrose. It is not found in breast milk. Affected patients with Hereditary Fructose Intolerance become symptomatic with the introduction of fruits that contain fructose, sucrose or sorbitol during weaning. At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk.Its low intestinal absorption makes it unlikely the passage of significant amounts into breast milk and the subsequent absorption by the infant.

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