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.
Not much study has been done on effects of topical usage of Titanium Dioxide during breast feeding but as there is no finding of Titanium Dioxide passing in breast milk its unlikely to cause any health issue for infant.
Some animal studies suggest that maternal exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles during pregnancy and lactation alters offspring hippocampal mRNA BAX and Bcl-2 levels, induces apoptosis and decreases neurogenesis. But dosage was significantly higher than daily possible exposure to humans.Note: Study and data for tropical use only. Inhalation concerns in powder or spray products.
Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Sunscreen | Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide Lotion is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Sunscreen | Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide Lotion so you should inform him based on your convenience.
Though Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Sunscreen | Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide Lotion dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.
Not much monitoring required while using Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Sunscreen | Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide Lotion
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