Question

I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Sulfur? Is Sulfur safe for nursing mother and child? Does Sulfur extracts into breast milk? Does Sulfur has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Sulfur influence milk supply or can Sulfur decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Answer by DrLact: About Sulfur usage in lactation

Sulfur 5% to 10% in a petrolatum base is safe for topical use in children, including infants under 2 months of age.[1] This makes it a useful alternative to organic insecticides for treating scabies in nursing mothers; however, the petrolatum base makes undesirable for use on the breast.

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