Last update Nov. 23, 2019

Maternal Varicose vein

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Various locally-applied products to treat varicose sclerosis: aqueous saline solution, microfoam, hydroxy-polyethoxy-dodecane, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, polidocanol / lauromacrogol, chromated glycerin, sodium salicylate, etc. (MedlinePlus 2017) are irritants that, when applied correctly, do not enter the bloodstream in significant quantities and, therefore, neither to breastmilk.

Other procedures to treat varicose veins, such as laser, cryosclerosis, phlebectomy or varicose vein ablation, also do not affect breastfeeding.

See below the information of these related products:

  • Laser Rays ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Local Cryotherapy ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Macrogol Lauril Ether (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Maternal Varicose vein belongs to this group or family:


  1. MedlinePlus. Varices, tratamiento no invasivo. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. MedlinePlus. Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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