Lecithin is a food additive that may help prevent clogged ducts in some women. If you’re prone to blocked milk ducts, lecithin may help reduce the frequency with which they occur.
Due to a lack of research, it has not been proven how lecithin prevents clogged ducts, one theory from Dr. Jack Newman states:
“Lecithin is a food supplement that seems to help some mothers prevent blocked ducts. It may do this by decreasing the viscosity (stickiness) of the milk by increasing the percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the milk. It is safe to take, relatively inexpensive, and seems to work in at least some mothers.”
Please consult your Lactation Consultant, Midwife or GP before commencing treatment as there are many options for treatment or management of blocked ducts available, this may be a good option used in conjunction with other methods.
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