Is Ascorbic Acid compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Ascorbic Acid?

Ascorbic Acid

October 14, 2014 (Low Risk)

Vitamin C is abundantly present in food.

A balanced and comprehensive diet makes vitamin supplementation useless.

Any amount of vitamin C taken by the mother as a supplement does not affect significantly the concentration in breast milk of women who are on a varied and balanced diet.


We do not have alternatives for Ascorbic Acid.

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.


  • Vitamin C


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