Is Aflatoxin compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Aflatoxin?


January 20, 2014 (Low Risk)

Mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus sp. that has been found in cereal grains (rice, corn) and poorly conserved dried fruits (affected by humidity and heat). It may be a cause of cirrhosis and liver carcinoma.

Benefits of breastfeeding are largely more important than risk related to the presence of mild level environment pollutants in human milk, in many instances, they are at lower content than those found in cow’s milk or other foods. (Codex alimentarius FAO-WHO).


We do not have alternatives for Aflatoxin.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.