Postpartum women are able to resume using and eating many things that were off-limits during pregnancy.
If you’re breastfeeding, however, you may need to exercise caution when it comes to using certain medications and products, such as Botox.
That’s because some medications can be transferred through breast milk to your baby. But what about after nursing- is it safe then?
What Is In Botox That Might Make It Unsafe?
Botox is a medication made from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. The toxins produced by the bacterium cause paralysis. Botulinum toxins are very dangerous, sometimes even deadly, when not administered by a trained healthcare provider.
As a result, many have a legitimate concern about the safety of Botox while and after breastfeeding. Nobody wants to risk transferring a deadly bacteria to their baby via breast milk.
Is Botox Safe To Use After Breastfeeding Or Not?
Researchers haven’t studied the effects of Botox on breast milk, and it’s not known if Botox passes into breast milk. While it’s possible that it could be completely harmless to the baby, it is also possible that serious damage could be dealt.
It’s best to speak with your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed and considering Botox, according to the FDA guidelines. Luckily, once you’re done nursing for good, it should be completely safe for you to return to botox treatments.
If you have any further questions, or you’re ready to start botox treatment again, call DC Derm Docs at (202) 822-9591 today to schedule a consultation.