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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

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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 doesnt 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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Help can canesten cream safe while breastfeeding?

Help can canesten cream safe while breastfeeding?

Yes: Canesten cream contains clotrimazole, and is topical, so little is absorbed that it is safe while breastfeeding. ...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).

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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Almost all Asian bb creams contain arbutin nowadays. I'm currently breastfeeding. Is it safe for me and my baby to use products that contain arbutin?

Avoid it: Arbutin is glucosylated hydroquinone, [5] and may carry similar cancer risks, [6] although there are also claims that arbutin reduces cancer risk.[7] the german institute of food research in potsdam found that intestinal bacteria can transform arbutin into hydroquinone, which creates an environment favorable for intestinal cancer. ...Read more

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My wife use beprosalic lotion n elomet cream for her psoriasis during breastfeeding.It is safe during breastfeeding?

My wife use beprosalic lotion n elomet cream for her psoriasis during breastfeeding.It is safe during breastfeeding?

Meds and breast milk: Those medicines must be international because I do not recognize them. When breast-feeding, you must assume that anything your wife eats or uses may end up in your child. Ask your pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream while breastfeeding?

Should be...: Very little cortisone from cream on your skin gets into milk. Moms applying cream to their breasts should wipe it off before the next feeding. ...Read more

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Can i still use carolite cream while breastfeeding?

Can i still use carolite cream while breastfeeding?

Discuss w your dt: Carolyte cream contains hydroquinone that inhibits melanin production. Hydroquinone is a category c medication indicating that it can cause fetal malformations during pregnancy. There are no studies about use during breastfeeding. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of using this medication. Also ask about alternative medications. ...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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It's okay to use ddf revitalization face age cream during breastfeeding right?

It's okay to use ddf revitalization face age cream during breastfeeding right?

Absolutely: Using topical face creams is 100% safe to do while nursing. Thanks for giving your infant the best nutrition! ...Read more

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Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Yes: Try lanolin! it is natural and safe for your breast feeding baby. It works well for healing cracked nipples (and it also works well for sucking blisters on your baby's mouth as well!) some moms also like aquaphor- which is a vasoline like ointment that is safe to use as well. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and using triamcinolone acetonide cream?

Breastfeeding and using triamcinolone acetonide cream?

Ok: Very little systemic absorption from topical steroids so little chance of passage to child through breastmilk. However this is not true if the steroid cream is applied to your nipples, then the baby can ingest it. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more