Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion while Breastfeeding
Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion is safe in breast-feeding or not.

What is Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion used for?

helps prevent sunburn if used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions ), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun

Brief: Sunscreen

Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion high risk while breastfeeding
Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion consists two active ingredients Octinoxate and Zinc oxide and as per our analysis of both we have determined the Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion is unsafe during breastfeeding. We recommend you to check both ingredients below for better understanding of Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion in breastfeeding.

Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion Breastfeeding Analsys

Zinc oxide while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 1314-13-2

It is used topically as an astringent and skin protector, very often together with small amounts of Ferric Oxide to form Calamine (see specific info). It is a product compatible with breastfeeding according to WHO Essential Medicine’s List - 2002.It is also used in dental hygiene products and cosmetics. Widely used for skin protection of the diaper area in infants. Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical dermatological preparations, excretion into breastmilk in significant amount appears to be unlikely. Do not apply on the breast to prevent infant ingestion; otherwise, wash it off thoroughly with water before the next breast feed.

Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Octinoxate and Breastfeeding


Octinoxate (Octylmethoxycinnamate) has been detected in human urine, blood and breast milk and is known for moderate risk of skin allergy. Some studies suggest that Octinoxate has estrogen like effects however less than 1% skin penetration has been found in human laboratory studies. As not much study has been done on effects of Octinoxate during breast feeding its recommended to use safe alternatives.

Octyl Methoxycinnamate (OMC) is a frequently used UV-filter in sunscreens and other cosmetics. Octinoxate can be systemically absorbed after skin application, being found in the deeper layers of the stratum corneum as well as urine, plasma, and breast milk. The mean maximum plasma concentration detected after application of 2mg/cm2 sunscreen was 7ng/mL in women and 16ng/mL in men. FDA study found blood levels 13 times above cutoff for systemic exposure.

Several studies indicated that OMC acts as an endocrine disruptor due to the ability to interfere with endocrine system at different levels. In humans OMC exposure has minor, but statistically significant effects on the levels of testosterone and estradiol. Moreover, some studies suggested that OMC can interact with the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis.

Moreover, a study of offspring of dams treated with OMC (500–1000 mg/kg/day) showed sex-dependent behavioral changes, namely decreased motor activity in females, but not in males, and improved spatial learning in males, suggesting that OMC can affect neuronal development, however the doses used in these experiments were extremely high, not relevant to possible human exposure.

Note: Study and data for tropical use only

Warning: High dosage shall be avoided as reproductive system, thyroid and behavioral alterations in animal studies has been found, Tropical usage in breast area shall be avoided to prevent the OCTINOXATE passing orally in Infants.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion, what should I do?

We have already established that Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion is not a good idea however if have already used and then breastfed the baby then you shall monitor the behavior and health of baby closely and inform your doctor as soon as possible. In case of emergency please call 911.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion, is it safe?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion then there must be good reason for that as Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.

If I am using Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Complete Beauty | Octinoxate Lotion 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