Reflux Breastfeeding

It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Reflux is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Reflux used for?

For temporary relief of symptoms related to heartburn and esophageal reflux.** **These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic principles. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Is Reflux usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Reflux safe while breastfeeding
FDA does not regulate Reflux. There is no credible study done on safety of Reflux while breastfeeding, Same holds truth for almost all homeopathic medicines however homeopathic medicines go through a process called potentisation. In potentisation homeopathic preparation goes through repeated dilution and shaking. Homeopaths state that repeated dilution and shaking helps the body to heal naturally. Due to extreme dilution of active ingredients homeopathic medicines are mostly safe in breastfeeding, Hence we can consider Reflux as safe to use while breastfeeding.. Below we have provided analysis of its active ingredients. Safety rating of ingredients holds truth for herbal product but may not apply for homeopathic diluted drugs.

Reflux Breastfeeding Analsys

Silver nitrate while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 7761-88-8

Avoid using it on the breast or cleanse thoroughly before nursing.

Ipecac while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 8012-96-2

The use of dried extract at normalized dilutions is indicated to induce vomiting; for those cases of intoxication among lactating mothers, who do not have clinical contraindications to induce emesis, it is considered to be safe by WHO.

Oregano while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 977138-69-4

Se utilizan las hojas, flores y aceite esencial de esta planta en usos de medicina tradicional y las hojas desecadas como condimento culinario.Continene ácidos fenolcarboxílicos (caféico, clorogénico, rosmarínico), flavonoides, taninos y triterpenos derivados de los ácidos ursólico y oleanólico. El aceite esencial es rico en timol, carvacrol y eugenol. Propiedades atribuidas en medicina tradicional sin comprobaciones clínicas (WHO 2010, Blumenthal 1998 p.358): digestivo, espasmolítico, expectorante y diurético. Antiséptico, antifúngico y cicatrizante en uso externo. La Comisión E no recomienda s uso ante la falta de eficacia documentada (Blumenthal 1998 p.358). A fecha de última actualización no encontramos datos publicados sobre su excreción en leche materna. Aunque se ha empleado tópicamente para tratar candidiasis del pezón (Jacobsen 2009) las pruebas como antiinfeccioso y antifúngico son insuficientes (Liu 2017). La utilización de aceite esencial, por su alto contenido en principios activos, podría no ser prudente durante la lactancia. Precauciones al tomar preparados de plantas: 1. Asegurarse que son de fuente fiable: Han ocurrido intoxicaciones por confusión de una planta con otra con propiedades tóxicas, envenenamientos por contener metales pesados que extraen del suelo y toxiinfecciones alimentarias por contaminación con bacterias u hongos (Anderson 2017). 2. No tomar en exceso; seguir recomendaciones de profesionales expertos en fitoterapia. Los productos “naturales” no son buenos en cualquier cantidad: las plantas contienen sustancias activas de las que se ha obtenido gran parte de nuestra farmacopea tradicional y pueden provocar intoxicaciones o actuar como disruptores endocrinos (contienen fitoestrógenos: Powers 2015, Zava 1998) si se consumen en cantidad o tiempo exagerados. USO CUINARIO:Se utiliza en muchas cocinas occidentales como aromatizador y no produce toxicidad cuando se consume a dosis culinarias. El orégano en su uso culinario es, por tanto, compatible durante al lactancia.

Strychnos nux-vomica seed while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 8046-97-7

Dried seed of this plant has been used. It contains brucine and strychnine. It is highly toxic and easily lethal.

Anhydrous citric acid while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 77-92-9

Product that is naturally found in most fruits, especially citrus ones, and which is industrially produced through fermentation of sugar by the fungus Aspergillus niger. It is used in medical compounds as effervescent, to treat intestinal affections, as antioxidant, as an agent for alkalizing urine and dissolution of urinary tract stones. In the food industry it is used as additive (E 330) due to its antioxidant, preservative and flavoring properties. Devoid of toxicity when used at appropriate doses.

Lactic acid, l- while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 50-21-5

A natural product found in milk that may increase their concentration after exercise which is not harmful to the infant. At latest update published were not found data on excretion in breast milk.Because the small dose used and poor absorption to the plasma of most topical dermatological or vaginal preparations, make it unlikely the pass of a significant amount into breast milk. Do not apply on the nipple or areola.

Reflux Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Sulfur while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 7704-34-9

Sulfur 5% to 10% in a petrolatum base is safe for topical use in children, including infants under 2 months of age.[1] This makes it a useful alternative to organic insecticides for treating scabies in nursing mothers; however, the petrolatum base makes undesirable for use on the breast.

Oregano while Breastfeeding

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) leaves and oil contain carvacrol, thymol, eugenol and rosmarinic acid. Oregano has been used in medicinal doses for respiratory and gastrointesinal disorders and as an antimicrobial. Oregano oil has been advocated as a treatment for lactation-related Candida infection of the nipples;[1] however, no clinical studies have confirmed the safety or efficacy of this use. No data exist on the excretion of any components of oregano into breastmilk or on the safety and efficacy of oregano in nursing mothers or infants. Oregano and oregano oil are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) as food ingredients by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Oregano is generally well tolerated, but gastrointestinal upset and allergic skin reactions have been reported rarely. Because of a lack of data, oregano in amounts higher than those found in foods as a flavoring should probably be avoided during breastfeeding. 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.

Reflux Breastfeeding Analsys - 3

Sulfur and Breastfeeding


Note: Study and data for tropical use only

Warning: Tropical usage in breast area shall be avoided to prevent the Thuja passing orally in Infants.

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Reflux?

Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Reflux is a homeopathic medicine and if your baby does not have any abnormal symptoms then there is nothing to worry about. Be careful with too much usage of ethanol based homeopathic medicines during breastfeeding.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Reflux, is it safe?

Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Reflux has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.

If I am using Reflux, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not exactly.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Reflux 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