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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. Heidi Fowler
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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 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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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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I am breastfeeding. Is it safe for me to use over the counter hemorrhoid creams/ointments/wipes?

I am breastfeeding. Is it safe for me to use over the counter hemorrhoid creams/ointments/wipes?

Yes: There is no issue with topical hemorrhoid treatments and breastfeeding. Keep up the good work and take care of yourself! ...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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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

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What anti-aging face creams can I use when breastfeeding?

What anti-aging face creams can I use when breastfeeding?

Safe creams: This is really a difficult question to answer since there are some many things in many of the otc skin care lines. Overall, I would be careful with any that contain Estrogens and start from there. ...Read more

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I have vitiligo since 2 years. Can I use benoquin (monobenzone) cream in breastfeeding. N how long I use this cream.

I have vitiligo since 2 years. Can I use benoquin (monobenzone) cream in breastfeeding. N how long I use this cream.

Best to discontinue: Pregnancy: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20%. It is also not known whether Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman, or can affect reproduction capacity. Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use ketoconazole cream for ring worm while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to use ketoconazole cream for ring worm while breastfeeding?

Anti fungal cream: There shouldn't be any problem, but always defer to your pediatrician, who is the captain of the ship regarding all medicines during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can I use tretinoin cream while breastfeeding?

Can I use tretinoin cream while breastfeeding?

Yes: As a general rule, any cream or lotion you apply to your skin surface, including this, do not enter the blood in a quantity that could affect your breast milk. ...Read more

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Is diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream suitable for breastfeeding?

Is diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream suitable for breastfeeding?

Yes: I couldn't find any data on what percentage, if any systemic absorption occurs with Diltiazem cream, however, oral Diltiazem (which obviously has systemic effects) is considered safe for lactating women. ...Read more

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I an breastfeeding and I have tissue damage on my one nipple, it is very painful, what can I do? I am applying cream, should I continue to feed?

I an breastfeeding and I have tissue damage on my one nipple, it is very painful, what can I do? I am applying cream, should I continue to feed?

Breast pain: It is very common to get mastitis, a superficial inflammatory condition, and cracks and fissures in the nipple that can get infected, while breast feeding. Local cremes should help, but if the symptoms don't clear, you should call your doctor and explore alternative treatments. You can try pumping and collect the milk if only for the short term until the condition heals. ...Read more

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I need to take metrogel vaginal for an inflammation. I am currently breastfeeding. Is it okay to continue to breastfeed while using this vaginal cream?

I need to take metrogel vaginal for an inflammation. I am currently breastfeeding. Is it okay to continue to breastfeed while using this vaginal cream?

According: According to research Metronidazole used vaginally (metro-gel) is unlikely to be of concern while breastfeeding. Obviously this is your decision, but I personally feel it is safe. If I were breastfeeding myself I would use it without question.
If you have further concerns please discuss this with your doctor.
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I have an 8 month one that I am still breastfeeding, can I use a retinol cream on my crows feet?

I have an 8 month one that I am still breastfeeding, can I use a retinol cream on my crows feet?

Moderately safe: Vitamin a creams are considered moderately safe when used during breastfeeding. Blood concentration after application is essentially zero & there is no evidence of significant passage in the breast milk. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

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