Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment while Breastfeeding

Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment ? Know what is Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment is safe for your kid or not.

What is Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment used for?

Temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, strains, bruises or simple backache.

Brief: external analgesic ointment

Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment high risk while breastfeeding
As Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment is made of only Camphor (synthetic), and Camphor (synthetic) is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Camphor (synthetic) and Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment 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.

Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment 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.

What if I already have used Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment?

We have already established that Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment 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 Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment, is it safe?

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

If I am using Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment, will my baby need extra monitoring?

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

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Painzaway Balm | Camphor Ointment 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