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Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) 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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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Breastfeeding:can you tan while breastfeeding? Or use Mederma cream?

Breastfeeding:can you tan while breastfeeding? Or use Mederma cream?

Tanning unsafe: Tanning is unsafe whether you are nursing or not. There is nothing about it that makes it more unsafe while nursing however. Mederma used topically is ok while nursing. ...Read more

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Can I use Mederma stretch marks in my breast while im breast feeding?

Can I use Mederma stretch marks in my breast while im breast feeding?

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

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Celtrixa, made by hydroxatone, is a lotion made to help reduce stretch marks. Is it safe to use while breastfeeding?

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

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Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Yes: Fluconazole (the active ingredient in canesoral) is acceptable in nursing, because the amount excreted in breast milk is less than the neonatal Fluconazole dosage. ...Read more

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Is eyelash enhancing serum called rapidlash safe to use while breastfeeding?

Is eyelash enhancing serum called rapidlash safe to use while breastfeeding?

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

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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?

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

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Is triamcinolone acetonide lotion safe to use while breastfeeding and if so Will it lower milk supply?

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

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Is it safe to use Mederma while pregnant?

Is it safe to use Mederma while pregnant?

Mederma: Yes it is safe as long as you do not have an allergy to onions. It can be used for stretchmarks during pregnancy. Out of an abundance of caution do not use during first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use relens while breastfeeding?

Medication: I'm not sure what "relens" is... Can you look at the medication spelling again please? ...Read more

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Is skinception safe to use during breastfeeding ?

Is skinception safe to use during breastfeeding
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Yes: It is safe to use but avoid getting it on the nipple. The baby probably will not like the taste and it is not supposed to be swallowed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use it works body wraps while breastfeeding?

It works: In most instances it works doesn't work. I certainly would not use it while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use chaga mushroom while still breastfeeding? My child is over a year and a half old.

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

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Is bactidol gargle safe to use when breastfeeding?

Is bactidol gargle safe to use when breastfeeding?

Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Mederma on penis?

Is it safe to use Mederma on penis?

Yes, but I wouldn't: Silicone based scar products have been shown to be much more effective. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use replens while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use replens while breastfeeding?

Yes: There are no known contraindications to using replens while nursing. There are no hormones in replens that would get into breastmilk. Check replens. Com for full info. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use whitening products while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use whitening products while breastfeeding?

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

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Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

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/
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Suffering tinea but am breastfeeding, what can I use that's safe?

Suffering tinea but am breastfeeding, what can I use that's safe?

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

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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.
Congratulations!
Breastfeeding is a great thing to do for your baby. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is Ciprodex otic use safe when breastfeeding?

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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