I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Bromelain? Is Bromelain safe for nursing mother and child? Does Bromelain extracts into breast milk? Does Bromelain has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Bromelain influence milk supply or can Bromelain decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Bromelain is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Bromelain is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Bromelain does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Bromelain 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.
It is a glycoprotein which is extracted from pineapple (Ananas comosus, Ananas sativos) and other fruits with a protease-like property (see specific info) and activity as proteolytic-like enzyme with the ability of protein digestion.
It is used in the food industry to softening the meat.
In medicine no proven utility has been shown. Effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory and digestive-enhancer is dubious. It has been topically used on local inflammations and burns.
It has been proposed for oral treatment of breast plethora (Murata 1965), yet there has been an only isolated and very old study which does not constitute an enough evidence to widely recommend it (Snowden 2007, ABM 2016).
The few studies on oral protease utilization to alleviate breast plethora found out discordant results wiht low levels of evidence (ABM 2016, Mangesi 2016).
At latest update no published data were found on its excretion into breastmilk.
Because of a high molecular weight and a non-significant plasma level concentration (5 micrograms / L) the passage into breastmilk is seemingly unlikely.
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