I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Retinol? Is Retinol safe for nursing mother and child? Does Retinol extracts into breast milk? Does Retinol has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Retinol influence milk supply or can Retinol decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Retinol is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Retinol is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Retinol does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Retinol 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.
Retinol is also a name for vitamin A which is a natural component of human milk. Content in the human milk is about 2,800 IU/L (750 μ/L). Infant's recommended dietary daily allowance is 2,000 IU (600 μ/L). Mother's recommended daily allowance is 3,200 IU (950 μ/L). There is a risk for severe intoxication after an isolated dose of 25,000 IU or long-standing daily consumption of 5,000 IU. After a megadose administration of vitamin A increases concentration to a double in the colostrum. Supplementation with vitamin A to breastfeeding mothers or infants does not reduce mortality or morbidity among HIV affected offsprings, instead it increases the likelihood of transmission of HIV or subclinical mastitis in those mothers infected with HIV. Vitamin A is widely distributed in the food of animal or vegetable origin. Except for populations affected with food shortage or nutritionally deficient, those women on a complete and varied diet do not need the intake of vitamin A supplementation The List of Essential Medicines of WHO-2002 classifies it as compatible with breastfeeding.
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