Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: I wouldn't. Many could be unsafe-- for example, products with lavender oil have estrogen-like effects, and have caused feminization of boys when used topically (though it's unclear if ingestion occurred.) i recommend you use plain, proven safe products-- anything that's labeled for use on your baby is going to be safe for you to use on your own skin.
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