Hello Mamas. What a topic we have today – Botox. A very popular topic indeed. I am so happy to share with you, current information about this drug as it relates to breastfeeding.

What Is Botox?

Botox in breastfeeding mothers: No Evidence Of Its Effects

On the other hand, Botox is still considered a suitable medication for non-cosmetic purposes such as cervical dystonia. Botox should be prescribed under a doctor’s discretion and only if it is determined that the potential positive outcomes from a Botox treatment outweighs its risks. Certain off-label uses of Botox can be applied if it is medically necessary.

It is always better for a nursing mother to consult with their doctor about their suitability for receiving Botox.

Alternatives to Botox for breastfeeding mothers

If Botox is not recommended for nursing mothers, what other methods should they seek out?

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  • Using sunscreens or sunblock when they are out;
  • Staying hydrated by drinking water;
  • Eating healthy foods, such as leafy greens, nuts, fatty fish, and avocados to repair damaged skin;
  • Using hydrating and rejuvenating topical skincare products that are rich in hyaluronic acid and glycerin;
  • Increasing the use of vitamins A, C, and E; keratin; and omega-3 supplements.

Before taking this medicine…….

You should not be treated with Botox if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have:

To make sure Botox is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

The botulinum toxin contained in Botox can spread to other body areas beyond where it was injected. This can cause serious life-threatening side effects.

Call your doctor at once if you have a hoarse voice, drooping eyelids, vision problems, severe eye irritation, severe muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, or trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing.

Bottom Line

Due to the lack of convincing evidence on its safety, most doctors would steer away from prescribing Botox to their nursing patients. Although there have been no explicit claims that Botox can pass through the breast milk or affect its production, there are no significant results or studies that have said otherwise.

Ultimately, patients should inform their doctors if they are breastfeeding to avoid any misunderstandings or complications with treatments. Your doctor will determine whether Botox is suitable at the time.

Note on articles: These articles are not endorsed by DoctorMedica nor reviewed for medical accuracy. Similarly, views and opinions expressed are those of the author only. Articles are meant for informational purposes only. Ask your doctor for professional medical advice.

Thank you for stopping by . I sure hope you learned something. It is not a good decision to breastfeed it you plan to get this type of treatment. You must by all means make the choice to maintain the safety factor for your little star. If you have any comments or questions feel free to comment below. I wish you a safe, happy, and healthy breastfeeding journey.

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Published by Marilyn Smith

Hello. My name is Marilyn Smith. I am a Health Specialist with specialized skills in Clinical Practical Nursing, and Midwife of thirty six years. I am also a certified Lactation and Grief Specialist. I am well qualified to assist in meeting your breastfeeding needs. Breastfeeding is indeed the best for your baby. Congratulations on making such a wonderful decision. Consider this your home as we learn about the joys and pains of pregnancy & breastfeeding

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