Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant while Breastfeeding
American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant for its safety in breastfeeding.

What is Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant used for?

temporarily relieves cough associated with a cold

Brief: Cough suppressant

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant high risk while breastfeeding
As Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant is made of only Camphor (synthetic), and Camphor (synthetic) is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Camphor (synthetic) and Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.

Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant Breastfeeding Analsys

Camphor (synthetic) while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 76-22-2

Substance which can be extracted under distillation from the Camphor tree bark. Nowadays it is synthesized from the Turpentine. Used with creams and lotions as local anti-inflammatory agent. There is no proof of effectiveness as decongestant or expectorant when used in inhaled preparations, but as a toxic agent. Camphor is a highly lipophilic substance which is well absorbed by whatever via of administration (skin, inhalation, mouth) that crosses easily the cell membrane. Pharmacokinetic data support the likelihood of excretion into breast milk in a significant amount. Camphor has been shown to be toxic at low dose on infants in whom it may cause headache, vomiting, seizures and coma. It should never be administered by mouth. It is not appropriate its use during breastfeeding, and, in whatever case, it should not be applied on the mother's breast, since severe intoxications be occurred in infants after use of small ingested amounts. Be aware of not using it in the nostrils.

I already used Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

If you observer abnormal behavior or any other health issue in infant then you should immediately call 911 or contact other contact other emergency service provider in your area otherwise closely monitor the baby and inform your doctor about your Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant usage and time interval of breastfeeding.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant, is it safe?

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

If I am using Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Vaporizing | Camphor Inhalant 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