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

Non-Hormonal Vaginal Lubricant lactation summary

Non-Hormonal Vaginal Lubricant is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Non-Hormonal Vaginal Lubricant is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Non-Hormonal Vaginal Lubricant is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Non-Hormonal Vaginal Lubricant does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Non-Hormonal Vaginal Lubricant safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher 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 Non-Hormonal Vaginal Lubricant usage in lactation

Non-hormonal vaginal lubricants are basically compounded by water or oil, either natural or mineral, or silicone. They may contain water, vegetable oils, glycerin, silicone, citric acid, polyethylene glycol (PEG), polypropylene glycol (PPG) and other products. Make sure that they are licensed and devoid of non-toxic products, since their vaginal absorption may be significant with excretion to mother's blood without any previous metabolization. Non-hormonal lubricants (creams, gels or eggs) intended to treat a possible dryness of vagina due to hypoestrogenism during lactation, diabetes, after treatment for breast or gynecologic cancer are preferred than the use of topical estrogen-containing products, since a prolonged use might theoretically decrease the breastmilk production if highly absorbed. Lubricants, in order to avoid any harm to the vaginal mucosa and the health of women, must meet some requirements, among which are included: ideal osmolarity should be less of 380 mOsm / Kg (by no means over 1,200 mOsm / Kg: less than 9% of glycols), pH 4.5, should neither contain spermicides (nonoxynol-9) ,nor drugs (eg anesthetics), nor herbal products, nor polyquaternary compounds, nor products that may alter the wholeness of condoms (WHO / UNFPA / FHI 2012).

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