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.
It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Medi-pak | Zinc Oxide Dressing and have used it then do not panic as Medi-pak | Zinc Oxide Dressing is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.
Definitely, Medi-pak | Zinc Oxide Dressing is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Medi-pak | Zinc Oxide Dressing
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