Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid Breastfeeding
There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid and its suitability with breastfeeding.

What is Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid used for?

Protects minor skin irritation due to diaper rash and helps seal out wetness.

Brief: Skin Protectant

Is using Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid unsafe in breastfeeding? Can there be bad consequences for baby if I use it while breastfeeding?

Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid low risk for breastfeeding
Petrolatum and Dimethicone are the two main ingredients of Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid. Based on our individual analysis of Petrolatum and Dimethicone we can safely say that Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid has low risk while breastfeeding. Below we have summarized the usage of Petrolatum and Dimethicone while breastfeeding, we recommend you to go through it for better understanding of your usage.

Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid Breastfeeding Analsys

Petrolatum while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 8012-95-1

Mineral oil, paraffin or petroleum jelly is a saturated hydrocarbon derived from petroleum. The length of molecular chain may range from 15 to 40 carbons with a molecular weight between 200 and 600 daltons.It is used as a laxative, also in cosmetics, as emollient and as excipient in topical products for the skin. LAXATIVE: Mineral oils with more than 34 carbons (480 daltons) are not absorbed, or, only have minimal absorption through the intestine being this a reason for which those are that should be used on humans (Hagemann 1998). Infant daily intake should be nil or less than 4 mg / kg. For oils with less than 25 carbons daily intake should not exceed 0.2 mg / kg.When used as a laxative it has been suggested, (Mahadevan 2006), although weakly evidence based, that it may interfere with the absorption of liposoluble vitamins (Gattuso 1994).Infants whose mothers received this treatment did not suffer any change on their usual bowel movements (Baldwin 1963). COSMETICS as lotions and creams (body, hands or breast) and lipsticks are a source to accumulation of saturated hydrocarbons in body fat tissue (Concin 2011). Paraffin-containing breast creams significantly increase paraffin concentration in breastmilk (Noti 2003, Concin 2008) which is a reason to be avoided as they may increase the infant's daily intake to 40 mg / kg (Noti 2003). During breastfeeding it should be wise to avoid the use of paraffin-containing creams and/or having them restricted to a minimum, not to apply them on the breast or only at least as possible when they are part of the excipient of an important topical treatment provided residual traces are been thoroughly removed before the next feeding at the breast. The use of mineral oil as a laxative should be replaced by other less risky product. Local injection of paraffin for allegedly aesthetic purposes (breast augmentation or others) is a common practice in Eastern and Southeastern Asia, has often serious complications (Alagaratnam 1996, Zekri 1996, Ho 2001, Markopoulos 2006) which is a practice pending of eradication (Di Benedetto 2002). Although published data on it is lacking, it is presumed that paraffin concentrations in breastmilk would be greatly increased in these cases.

Dimethicone while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 9006-65-9

Dimethicone is a fluid type of silicone with a methyl as organic group radical. Silicones are polymers of silicon tied to oxygen atoms with high molecular weight (see information on silicone and dimethicone). Dimethicone is water repellent and it is used in creams, dressings for skin protection and pediculicides. An activated form of Dimethicone is Simethicone that is used for treatment of flatulence (see info on Simethicone) At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Because it is not absorbed through the skin or orally along with a high molecular weight, excretion into breast milk in significant amount or absorption by the infant gut is highly unlikely. See below the information of these related products:

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid?

During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid comes in category of low risk drug.

My health care provider has asked me to use Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid, what to do?

Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Rash Relief Clear | Petrolatum Dimethicone Liquid in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week