Last update: Oct. 20, 2016
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
An oxidizing agent which is used as a disinfectant, antiseptic, deodorant and for hair bleaching.
At latest update relevant published data were not found on excretion into breast milk.
It is found naturally in breastmilk (Al-Kerwi 2005) and can be produced by certain lactobacilli (Martin 2006).
Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical dermatologic preparations, it is unlikely a significant excretion into breast milk.
Do not apply it on the breast to prevent ingestion by the infant; otherwise, do it just after a meal and clean the nipple thoroughly with water before the next feed.
We do not have alternatives for Hydrogen Peroxide 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.
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