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

Anti-Aging Skin Care Products lactation summary

Anti-Aging Skin Care Products usage has low risk in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Anti-Aging Skin Care Products is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Anti-Aging Skin Care Products may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Anti-Aging Skin Care Products may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Anti-Aging Skin Care Products low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • While using Anti-Aging Skin Care Products We suggest monitoring child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Anti-Aging Skin Care Products usage in lactation

This is a group of products without proven beneficial effects on skin and disappearance of creases, that are directly applied on skin as creams, gels, ointments, lotions or pads. Advertisement claims the action is exerted by collagen regeneration, skin debris elimination and prevention of cell damage through an anti-oxidant activity. In addition to a lack of documented evidence on effectiveness at both short or long term basis, some scientific papers speak about the dubiousness of such pretended properties. Their components are several substances like vitamin A (Retinol), vitamins B, C, D, E, Elastin, Collagen, Hialuronic acid, Alpha hydroxy-acids, AHA (Citric acid, Malic acid), Glycocholic acid, Glycerin, Salicylic acid, royal jelly, liposomes, extracts of plants like Aloe vera, Ginseng, Ivy, Gotu Kola, Horse chestnut, Ginkgo biloba, Guarana, Ruscus aculeatus (Ruscogenina) and green tea. Trace of contaminants have been found in these products like Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Cobalt, Chromium, Mercury, Nickel, Lead and additives like Dioxins, Phenol, Formaldehyde, Parabenes and Phthalates that have risk of toxicity and side-effect. Cosmetic products are, over any dietetic habit, the major source of hydrocarbon-derived contaminants by the use of mineral oil (Paraffin) that get into fat tissue and breast milk. Because a great variety of toxic substances contained in these products, some of them known to be contaminants by ingestion, they should not be applied on the nipple, breast or areas with direct contact to the infant. Hands should thoroughly be washed after use. Avoid application on the nipple of creams, gels or topical products that contain paraffin to prevent absorption by the child.

Alternate Drugs for Cosmetic products. ATC V07AT.

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