Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet Breastfeeding
Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet while breast-feeding.

What is Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet used for?

HUMULUS Headache

Brief: USES To relieve the symptoms of headache.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet low risk for breastfeeding
Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet contains only one active ingredient that is Hops. We have analyzed the usage of Hops in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Hops poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Note: Due to high dilution of active ingredients in homeopathic medicines most homeopathic medicines are safe while breastfeeding.

Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet Breastfeeding Analsys

Hops while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 977070-67-9

Climbing plant. The female inflorescences or flower tips are used.It contains phloroglucinols, estrogenic, quercetin, kaempferol, tannins, phenolic acids essential oil and flavonoids. One of its components, 8-prenylnaringenin (8-PN) is the most powerful phytoestrogen known. Properties that are attributed: hypnotic, sedative, orexigenic.It is used as a flavoring and stabilizer of the beer.Indications German Commission E Ministry of Health, EMA and ESCOP: insomnia, nervousness, anxiety There is no scientific evidence showing an improvement in milk production.A possible estrogenic effect may be a decrease in milk production.The best galactogogue is a frequent and on-demand breastfeeding along with proper technique. During breastfeeding its consumption should be moderate or occasional.

Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Hops while Breastfeeding

Hops (Humulus lupulus) contains bitter acids, flavonoids, phytoestrogens (e.g., 8-prenylnaringenin), and essential oil. Hops is a purported galactogogue.[1] Some animal evidence indicates that a polysaccharide in hops can increase serum prolactin.[2] However, a small study in humans found that a hops soup appeared to lower serum prolactin levels.[3] Galactogogues should never replace evaluation and counseling on modifiable factors that affect milk production.[4] No data exist on the excretion of any components of hops into breastmilk or on the safety and efficacy of hops in nursing mothers or infants. Hops is "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) as a food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Hops can cause sedation and should be avoided while taking other sedating drugs and in patients with depression. Allergy to hops occurs rarely. Some sources recommend avoiding hops during breastfeeding because of its phytoestrogen content. Dietary supplements do not require extensive pre-marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturers are responsible to ensure the safety, but do not need to the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements before they are marketed. Dietary supplements may contain multiple ingredients, and differences are often found between labeled and actual ingredients or their amounts. A manufacturer may contract with an independent organization to verify the quality of a product or its ingredients, but that does certify the safety or effectiveness of a product. Because of the above issues, clinical testing results on one product may not be applicable to other products. More detailed information #about dietary supplements# is available elsewhere on the LactMed Web site.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet, what should I do?

Homeopathic medicines usually do not cause harmful effects on breastfed babies. Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet is a homeopathic medicine and if your baby does not have any abnormal symptoms then there is nothing to worry about. Some homeopathic medicines contain alcohol (ethanol) and such homeopathic medicines in high dosage can have bad effect on development of baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet, is it safe?

Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet has been recommended by doctor then there should be no doubt about its usage in breastfeeding.

If I am using Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not really.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Humulus Lupulus | Hops Pellet in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week