Last update Jan. 23, 2023
Very Low Risk
Simethicone is an activated form of dimethicone used to treat flatulence orally. Dimethicone is a fluid type of silicone with a methyl as organic group radical. Silicones are polymers of silicon tied to oxygen atoms with high molecular weight.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
Because it is not absorbed through the skin or orally (Briggs 2015, Mahadevan 2006) along with a very high molecular weight, excretion into breast milk in significant amount or absorption by the infant gut is highly unlikely.
It is also a drug approved for use in young infants, under 3 months. (Gordon 2018, Lucassen 2010)
Expert authors consider the use of simethicone to be probably safe during breastfeeding. (Hale, LactMed, Briggs 2015, Mahadevan 2006, Nice 2000, Hagemann 1998)
We do not have alternatives for Simeticone, Simethicone since it is relatively safe.
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.
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