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

Arginine lactation summary

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

Amino acid which is present in meat and dairy products. It induces stimulation of Nitric Oxide production (vasodilation) and release of Insulin and Growth Hormone. Attributed benefit on health not confirmed. On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found. Possibly not harmful while breastfeeding if abusive and continuous use is avoid.

Alternate Drugs for Aminoacids, Enzymes and other Alimentary tract and Metabolism products. ATC A09 & A16

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