Last update: Jan. 15, 2020
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Lincosamide antibacterial. Anti-acne treatment drug.
Because a small dose and low plasma level found when topical preparations are used, locally applied products on skin do not have a significant excretion into breast milk. Less than 5% of the drug actually reach the blood plasma.
On the other hand, clindamycin is excreted in non-significant level intro breast milk with only few cases of enterocolitis in breastfed infants who cured spontaneously after discontinuation of drug.
Do not apply it on the breast or cleanse it thoroughly before nursing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics rates it as compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Clindamycin Topical 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.
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.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM