Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab while Breastfeeding

Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab while breast-feeding.

What is Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab used for?

For preparation of the skin prior to surgery and helps reduce bacteria that can potentially cause skin infection. Topical first aid antiseptic to help reduce the risk of skin infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.

Brief: Antiseptic

What are the risk associated with Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab high risk while breastfeeding
As Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab is made of only Iodine, and Iodine is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Iodine and Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab 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.

Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab Breastfeeding Analsys

Iodine while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 7553-56-2

Disinfectant that contains high amount (2-7%) of Iodine in solution with alcohol or water (Lugol's solution) Not absorbed through intact skin of adults. However, it may trespass the inflamed skin, wounds, mucosa surfaces like vagina, in which case can reach concentration in grams in the human serum (1 g = 1,000 milligrams = 1,000,000 micrograms). Normal daily allowance is considered to be as high as 100 to 150 micrograms that increases to 200 – 300 micrograms in pregnancy or nursing period. The latter means less than one third of a milligram. Iodine is concentrated into breast milk with a level that could reach 20 times higher than the concentration in the blood. It has been found higher levels of Iodine, altered results of neonatal screening test for thyroid function, and, transient hypothyroidism in infants whose mothers were exposed to Iodine Povidone. Use should be avoid in the Delivery Room, Operating Room (C-section), Neonatal Units, Toddler admision areas and during the breastfeeding period. Sporadic or inadvertent use, specially on normal skin, does not require special test or procedures because it does not pose higher risk to the child.

Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Iodine while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 7553-56-2

Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab and breastfeeding

Iodine is an essential trace nutrient for all infants that a normal component of breastmilk. Infant requirements are estimated to be 15 mcg/kg daily in fullterm infants and 30 mcg/kg daily in premature infants.[1] Systematic reviews and studies on iodine nutrition found that iodine in breastmilk is adequate in iodine-sufficient countries, but in countries with iodine fortification of foods, many mothers did not obtain adequate iodine and that additional supplementation was desirable.[2][3][4][5] In iodine-deficient areas, supplementation of breastfeeding mothers with iodine appears to be more effective than direct supplementation of the infant in reducing infant iodine deficiency.[6] The American Thyroid Association recommends that breastfeeding women should supplement their diet with a daily oral supplement that contains 150 mcg of iodine, but sustained iodine intake while breastfeeding that exceeds 500 to 1100 mcg daily should be avoided.[7] A survey in the United States between 2011 and 2014 found that only 19% of lactating women used a dietary supplement that contained iodine.[8] The use of excessive amounts of iodine in the mother near term and during breastfeeding (e.g., seaweed soup) can increase breastmilk iodine levels and cause transient hypothyroidism in breastfed infants. The absorption of iodine can be marked after application to open wounds or mucous membranes. Exposure of mothers to unnecessary iodine who are or will be breastfeeding should be avoided or minimized to the extent possible by avoiding its use on maternal mucous membranes (e.g., vaginal use, wound therapy), avoiding prolonged contact time, avoiding repeated applications, and applying it to the smallest possible surface areas of the body. It is possible that maternal exposure to iodine near term could interfere with thyroid studies done as a part of newborn screening tests.

Is Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab safe while breastfeeding

I am nursing mother and I have already used Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab, what should I do?

We have already established that Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab 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 Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab, is it safe?

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

If I am using Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Medichoice Pvp | Povidone-iodine Swab 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