Last update: July 1, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Polypeptide with anti-microbial activity that is produced by strains of Bacillus licheniformis or Bacillus subtilis. Indicated for topical use (high nephrotoxicity with systemic use)
Not absorbed through skin, mucosa or intestinal tract. When orally taken it is destroyed by the gut with no pass into the blood stream.
Preferably, avoid it on the breast or clear it out before nursing. Avoid use of creams, gels and other topical medication containing paraffin (petroleum-derived mineral oil) in order to avoid the risk of absorption by the child.
The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 2002 rates it as compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Bacitracin-Zinc since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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