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

Riboflavin lactation summary

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

A balanced and comprehensive diet make it vitamin supplementation useless.
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