Last update: Nov. 23, 2019

Maternal Varicose vein

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Various locally-applied products to treat varicose sclerosis: aqueous saline solution, microfoam, hydroxy-polyethoxy-dodecane, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, polidocanol / lauromacrogol, chromated glycerin, sodium salicylate, etc. (MedlinePlus 2017) are irritants that, when applied correctly, do not enter the bloodstream in significant quantities and, therefore, neither to breastmilk.

Other procedures to treat varicose veins, such as laser, cryosclerosis, phlebectomy or varicose vein ablation, also do not affect breastfeeding.

See below the information of these related products:

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


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  1. MedlinePlus. Varices, tratamiento no invasivo. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. MedlinePlus. Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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