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My sister is breastfeeding and was wondering if she could take papaya enzyme for digestive?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Kinda sort

1st check out https://www.
healthtap.com/#user_questions/6716076-im-breastfeeding-my-daughter-is-it-okay-to-take-papaya-enzyme-for-divestive. In general, if she can eat papaya, then papaya enzyme should be safe, in theory. But since there are no (strict) manufacturing guidelines in making dietary supplements, there may be contaminants that are not good for breastfeeding. Better to eat real food.

In brief: Kinda sort

1st check out https://www.
healthtap.com/#user_questions/6716076-im-breastfeeding-my-daughter-is-it-okay-to-take-papaya-enzyme-for-divestive. In general, if she can eat papaya, then papaya enzyme should be safe, in theory. But since there are no (strict) manufacturing guidelines in making dietary supplements, there may be contaminants that are not good for breastfeeding. Better to eat real food.
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Check out http://www.drugs.com/breastfeeding/papaya.html for more info.
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