Is Anhydrous Citric Acid compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Anhydrous Citric Acid?

Anhydrous Citric Acid

November 24, 2016 (Very Low Risk)

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.


We do not have alternatives for Anhydrous Citric Acid since it is relatively safe.

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.


  • Citric Acid Monohydrate


  • Κιτρικό οξύ, άνυδρο (Greek)
  • Лимонная Кислота Безводная (Cyrillic)
  • 無水クエン酸 (Japanese)
  • C6H8O7 (Molecular formula)


  1. Muñoz-Villa A, Sáenz-Galindo A, López-López L, Cantú-Sifuentes L, Barajas-Bermúdez L. Ácido Cítrico: Compuesto Interesante. Revista Científica de la Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. 2014