Last update: July 15, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
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 (see information on silicone and dimethicone).
Dimethicone is water repellent and it is used in creams, dressings for skin protection and pediculicides.
An activated form of Dimethicone is Simethicone that is used for treatment of flatulence (see info on Simethicone)
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Because it is not absorbed through the skin or orally along with a high molecular weight, excretion into breast milk in significant amount or absorption by the infant gut is highly unlikely.
We do not have alternatives for Dimeticone 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.
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