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


July 1, 2015 (Very Low Risk)

Mucopolysaccharidase, enzyme which is present in many body fluids (saliva, milk, tears) witn antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity.

On latest update no relevant published data on breastfeeding were found.

Because its protein composition it would be barely absorbed by the gut, and, a high molecular weight would render excretion into breast milk unlikely.


We do not have alternatives for Lysozyme 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.