Petrochemical Detox Breastfeeding

Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Petrochemical Detox while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Petrochemical Detox.

What is Petrochemical Detox used for?

For temporary relief of symptoms related to petrochemical toxicity including rash, fever, pulmonary inflammation, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, memory/attention disorders, frequent colds, insomnia, and depression.

Is Petrochemical Detox usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Petrochemical Detox safe while breastfeeding
FDA does not regulate Petrochemical Detox. There is no credible study done on safety of Petrochemical Detox while breastfeeding, Same holds truth for almost all homeopathic medicines however homeopathic medicines go through a process called potentisation. In potentisation homeopathic preparation goes through repeated dilution and shaking. Homeopaths state that repeated dilution and shaking helps the body to heal naturally. Due to extreme dilution of active ingredients homeopathic medicines are mostly safe in breastfeeding, Hence we can consider Petrochemical Detox as safe to use while breastfeeding.. Below we have provided analysis of its active ingredients. Safety rating of ingredients holds truth for herbal product but may not apply for homeopathic diluted drugs.

Petrochemical Detox Breastfeeding Analsys

Comfrey root while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 84696-05-9

Roots and leaves are used. It contains allantoin, tannins, and pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Unproved effect: topical anti-inflammatory. Indications after Commission E of German Ministry of Health: contusion with undamaged skin. Do not apply on the breast. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are highly hepatotoxic and poses an increased risk of liver carcinoma and cirrhosis to both the mother and the infant. Consider not to use it at all.

Taraxacum officinale while Breastfeeding


The roots and leaves of the plant in salads both as food and herbal medicine are used.It contains inulin, terpenes, phytosterols, flavonoids, coumarins and potassium salts in large quantities.Attributed Properties: cholagogue, laxative, orexigenic. diureticIndication by the German Commission E Ministry of Health: dyspepsia, cholelithiasis, anorexia.Indications by the European Medicament Agency (EMA): diuretic. Non toxic. There is no evidence of its effectiveness as galactogogue.Best galactogogue is a frequent on-demand breastfeeding and proper technique. Its wide use, low toxicity and since it is also consumed as food, a moderate consumption during lactation is considered of little or no risk. Precaution is recommended before taking herbal infusions:1. Ensure a reliable source: poisoning occurred by confusion with another plant that resulted to be toxic, poisoning from heavy metals and food poisoning by contamination with bacteria or fungi.2. Avoid excessive consumption. The "natural" products are not good in any amount: plants contain active substances from which come out much of our traditional pharmacopoeia and can cause poisoning if eaten in exaggerated quantity or prolonged time.

Ammonium chloride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 12125-02-9

Used in intravenous administration as an acidifier in severe metabolic alkalosis. It is also used orally to acidify urine and as a diuretic and as an expectorant because of its irritant properties on the respiratory mucosa.Oral and general use of this drug has fallen into disuse because of its poor efficacy and irritant properties on the gastric mucosa. Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. After being absorbed in the intestine, it is rapidly metabolized in the liver as urea. The small amounts of ammonium in cough mixtures will hardly affect breastfeeding or the infant. It is advisable to avoid it due to its inefficacy or to use it moderately during breastfeeding. It has multiple industrial uses: fertilizers, explosives, metallurgy (soldered, galvanized and welded), batteries, detergents, etc. Exposure limits in these TLV industries (such as TWA) should be maintained: 10 mg / m³ and TLV (as STEL): 20 mg / m³. Ammonium chloride has no R-phrases or specific recommendations for breastfeeding. It is also used in the food industry as an emulsifying and flavoring additive (E510); to be avoided.

Sodium lauryl sulfate while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 151-21-3

Tensioactivo aniónico derivado del aceite de coco o de almendra de palma. Se utiliza como emulsionante de grasa, agente humectante y detergente en cosméticos, productos farmacéuticos y pastas de dientes ( utiliza por vía rectal en enemas laxantes por sus propiedades surfactanates y lubricantes. A fecha de última actualización no encontramos datos publicados sobre su excreción en leche materna. Dada la pequeña cantidad y la vía de administración, la absorción sistémica es prácticamente nula (AEMPS 2013), por lo que no se espera excreción significativa en leche materna.

Arsenic trioxide while Breastfeeding


Used in the treatment of promyelocitic leukemia in adults.

Cadmium sulfide while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 7440-43-9

Environmental pollutant. Heavy metal produced by zinc and charcoal mining industry, water plumbing, tobacco smoking, and burning of residual material. Benefits of breastfeeding are largely more important than risk related to the presence of mild level environment pollutants in human milk, in many instances, they are at lower content than those found in cow’s milk or other food. (Codex alimentarius FAO-WHO).

Lycopodium clavatum spore while Breastfeeding


Aerial summits and spores of this fern are used. Traditionally use as a diuretic and intestinal spasm relief drug. Also used for abrasions and skin irritation. It may be a cause of asthma and contact dermatitis.

Mercurius solubilis while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 7439-97-6

Environmental pollutant that is used for manufacturation of batteries, fungicidal products, dental amalgam, and contaminated fish. Most of mercury present in breast milk does it as an inorganic substance which is almost non-absorbable. Breastfeeding should be discontinued whenever a mother is contaminated or intoxicated. It may be a source of neurological troubles. Benefits of breastfeeding are largely more important than risk related to the presence of mild level environment pollutants in human milk, in many instances, they are at lower content than those found in cow’s milk or other foods. (Codex alimentarius FAO-WHO).

Nitric acid while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 7761-88-8

Avoid using it on the breast or cleanse thoroughly before nursing.

Strychnos nux-vomica seed while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 8046-97-7

Dried seed of this plant has been used. It contains brucine and strychnine. It is highly toxic and easily lethal.

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Comfrey root while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 84696-05-9

Comfrey (Symphytum officinalis) herb and leaf contains allantoin and rosmarinic acid; comfrey also contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Comfrey preparations have been used topically for pain following episiotomy and cracked, painful nipples, either as aqueous preparations or in creams and ointments.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Scientific evidence of effectiveness for these indications is minimal. The pyrrolizidine alkaloids in comfrey can cause severe liver damage, liver cancer, mutagenicity, and even death.[8][9] For this reason, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of oral comfrey products in the United States. Furthermore, most sources consider topical use of comfrey during breastfeeding to be contraindicated.[1][10][11] If it is used on the skin, it should only be applied to intact skin away from the breast on the smallest area of skin possible, and for a limited duration. It is particularly important to ensure that the infant not come into direct contact with the areas of skin that have been treated, because ingestion may cause severe liver damage. Dietary supplements do not require extensive pre-marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturers are responsible to ensure the safety, but do not need to the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements before they are marketed. Dietary supplements may contain multiple ingredients, and differences are often found between labeled and actual ingredients or their amounts. A manufacturer may contract with an independent organization to verify the quality of a product or its ingredients, but that does certify the safety or effectiveness of a product. Because of the above issues, clinical testing results on one product may not be applicable to other products. More detailed information #about dietary supplements# is available elsewhere on the LactMed Web site.

Arsenic trioxide while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 1327-53-3

Most sources consider breastfeeding to be contraindicated during maternal antineoplastic drug therapy. It might be possible to breastfeed safely during intermittent therapy with an appropriate period of breastfeeding abstinence; the manufacturer recommends an abstinence period of 1 week after the last dose. Chemotherapy may adversely affect the normal microbiome and chemical makeup of breastmilk.[1] Women who receive chemotherapy during pregnancy are more likely to have difficulty nursing their infant.[2]

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Gelsemium sempervirens root and Breastfeeding


All parts of the false jasmine usually contain toxic alkaloids. Eating just one flower has reportedly been lethal to children. The plant can also cause skin allergies in some people and it is possible that the plant toxins can be absorbed through the skin, especially if there are cuts. Its not recommended to use false jasmine while breastfeeding. It is acceptable in homeopathic preparation.

Phosphoric acid and Breastfeeding


Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body, making up about 1% of total body weight. Calcium, which gives strength to bones and teeth, needs to be combined with another mineral, such as phosphorous, to become stabilized before it can be effective.

Phosphorus also helps to release energy from food as it plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein. Phosphorus is naturally found in many food sources and phosphorus supplementation while breastfeeding is mostly safe.

You can easily get all the phosphorus you need from a well-balanced diet (even though most prenatal vitamins dont contain phosphorus). For example, 2 cup of yogurt provides nearly all your phosphorus for the day.

Warning: Consuming high doses of phosphorus for a short time can cause diarrhea or stomach pain. The long term over-consumption of foods high in phosphorus can deplete calcium resources and lead to reduced bone mass, which means that bones are more likely to fracture.

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Petrochemical Detox?

Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Petrochemical Detox is a homeopathic medicine and if your baby does not have any abnormal symptoms then there is nothing to worry about. Be careful with too much usage of ethanol based homeopathic medicines during breastfeeding.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Petrochemical Detox, is it safe?

Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Petrochemical Detox has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.

If I am using Petrochemical Detox, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not exactly.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Petrochemical Detox 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