Breastfeeding

Q&A: What Is Lecithin?

What is lecithin? How can it help me when I’m breastfeeding?

Lecithin is naturally produced in the liver and can be found in many of the foodswe eat such as beef, eggs, and soybeans. It might be useful to help moms thathave recurrent plugged ducts as it has been shown to reduce the stickiness inthe breast milk and therefore allows the milk to flow freely and not create clogsand plugs. The general recommended dosage is one capsule (1200 mg) once aday, but as with any herbs or medications it is wise to check with your healthcareprofessional.