Question

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

Answer by DrLact: About Bacitracin usage in lactation

Because it is poorly absorbed after topical application and oral ingestion, bacitracin is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.[1] Only water-miscible cream or gel products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[2]

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Cefaclor(Safe)
Lomefloxacin(Low Risk)
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Neomycin(Safe)
Amikacin(Safe)
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