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Is Mederma Safe To Use While Breastfeeding
Yes: These are safe to use. Do not expect magic results though. The results vary from person to person and alot depends on your genes ---how well you naturally heal. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Use with Caution: Company has no info/studies with breastfeeding. It is botanical source (like most topicals) should be safe. I have used it safely/successfully on infant faces/skin. I would use on areas away from direct contact w/ infants mouth, monitor carefully for any rash/reaction in infant's skin. Later, laser therapy can be considered for stretch marks (not while pregnant or breastfeeding). ...Read more
Yes: There would not be any problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Celtrixa, made by hydroxatone, is a lotion made to help reduce stretch marks. Is it safe to use while breastfeeding?
Not recommended: Celtrixa gets mixed revues. Most people say its expensive and doesn't work. You are better off using an old standby, cocoa butter, which can be used during breast feeding without a problem. ...Read more
Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).
Probably safe: As a rule those product that are applied to the outside body surfaces are not absorbed in sufficient quantity to be a problem for the breast fed child. I find no specific listing of the product for this issue. Of the multiple ingredients, only licorice is a problem & then only if ingested. ...Read more
I've applied Icy Hot to my lower back; is it safe to use while breastfeeding my 10-week old and if not, when do I need to "pump and dump" it out?
Yes: General rule= anything OTC you apply to your skin like lotions/ointments/etc. are not absorbed in a quantity that would enter the blood and affect the breast milk. The only exception would prescription medicinal patched with transfer agents that are designed to carry meds through the skin (nicoderm/BC patches). ...Read more
Is triamcinolone acetonide lotion safe to use while breastfeeding and if so Will it lower milk supply?
Safe/no: In general, lotions spread on the skin surface never achieve any blood level that would affect your breast milk. This one is considered safe and will not alter your supply. ...Read more
Tobramycin ophthalmic solution eye drops, is it safe to use while breastfeeding? And also is it safe for ten month old baby to use?
Yes, and yes: It is a prescription medicine, so don't use it unless prescribed, best wishes ...Read more
I recently purchased Monistat 1 (tioconazole) for a yeast infection that I developed while on an antibiotic and wanted to know is it safe to use while breastfeeding?
Yes it's safe. : Wash your hands to prevent getting nipple or areola areas cross contaminated risking passing it them to the baby's mouth. ...Read more
Bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
It works: In most instances it works doesn't work. I certainly would not use it while breast feeding. ...Read more
Is it safe to use chaga mushroom while still breastfeeding? My child is over a year and a half old.
Chaga: While chaga seems to be very beneficial, I would not use it while breast feeding as we don't know what its long term effects are. ...Read more
Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful. ...Read more
A toss up: No studies have been done regarding the safety of the whitening products during pregnancy or while breast feeding American Dental Association suggests that dentist recommend patients defer teeth whitening during pregnancy. Breast feeding is a toss -op with some thinking that by the time peroxide reaches the baby it is not detectable. But the consensus is to consult your OBG ...Read more
Hard to say. :
By definition, "alternative" is different from modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/
for research ...Read more
Confusing question: You don't comment on where the tinea is located so the answer must come in general terms. Topical medications used over much of the skin surface are not absorbed through the skin in significant amounts that would affect the breast milk. If you are on a medication by mouth for a toenail or hair fungus, it depends some on the medication. ...Read more
I put on a Vit B12 patch without even thinking if it was safe breastfeeding. I won't use it again. Could it harm my son?
No, safe to use:
B12 is an essential nutrient. It will not harm your son if you take B12. You can take it orally of course, but there is no reason to not continue to use the patch if you wish. Patches are a good delivery system as B12 is well-absorbed that way. You should also continue your prenatal vitamin while nursing.
Breastfeeding is a great thing to do for your baby. ...Read more
I've been feeling very overwhelmed with my 6 month old going for op in 2 weeks time. Need something to take to calm down when need it.what can I use?still breastfeeding her but she is on solids as well. Must be safe for her.
Meds/breast feeding: Medication for anxiety as well as most other medications are passed into breast milk, but in very low concentrations, but to be completely "safe", you might consider stopping breast feeding until the operation is over. Consult your healthcare provider for the appropriate medication. ...Read more
Ciprodex otic safe: According to Lactmed, "maternal use of an ear drop or eye drop that contains ciprofloxacin presents negligible risk for the nursing infant." The dex in ciprodex is dexamethasone, it is also negligible risk for the breastfeeding infant due to small dosage of medication. Ciprodex is safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more
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