Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap 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 Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap while breast-feeding.

What is Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap used for?

For handwashing to decrease bacteria on the skin

Brief: Antibacterial hand soap

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap high risk while breastfeeding
As Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap is made of only Triclosan, and Triclosan is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Triclosan and Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap 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.

Triclosan and Breastfeeding


Triclosan is used in a variety of common household products, including soaps, mouthwashes, dish detergents, toothpastes, deodorants, and hand sanitizers. It is also used in health care settings in surgical scrubs and personnel hand washes. Triclosan has been found in human serum, urine, and breast milk. Triclosan is capable of impacting microbiome diversity of infants. As not much study has been done hence its recommended to avoid this product in breastfeeding.

Note: Study and data for external use only

Warning: Tropical usage in breast area shall be avoided to prevent the Triclosan passing orally in Infants.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap, what should I do?

We have already established that Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap 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 Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap, is it safe?

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

If I am using Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Dawn Classic | Triclosan Soap 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