Last update: Oct. 20, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Topical antifungal medication which is indicated for the treatment of mycosis of skin and nails.
At latest update relevant published data were not found on excretion into breast milk.
A negligible systemic absorption through the skin - less than 1% on intact skin and up to 4% on inflamed skin (Fromtling 1988) - makes very unlikely that significant amounts would be excreted into breast milk.
Do not apply 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.
Local application on the nipple of creams, gels and other products containing paraffin (mineral oil) should better be avoid to keep the infant off from absorption (Noti 2003, Concin 2008).
We do not have alternatives for Bifonazole 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.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
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