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

Skin slimming products lactation summary

Skin slimming products usage has low risk in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Skin slimming products is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Skin slimming products may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Skin slimming products may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Skin slimming products low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • While using Skin slimming 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 Skin slimming products usage in lactation

This is a group of products without proven effectiveness on body weight loss and/or disappearance of fat deposits in subcutaneous tissue, that are directly applied on skin as creams, gels, ointments, lotions or pads. Advertisement claims their action is exerted by draining fat cells, avoiding fat loading by stimulating fat metabolism leading to fat cell disappearance. 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. heir 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.
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