Last update: July 15, 2017

Silicone Oil

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
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.


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Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Silicone Oil 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.

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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Silicone Oil in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 0 %
Molecular weight 21000 daltons

References

  1. Burgess IF, Brown CM, Lee PN. Treatment of head louse infestation with 4% dimeticone lotion: randomised controlled equivalence trial. BMJ. 2005 Abstract
  2. Nair B; Cosmetic Ingredients Review Expert Panel. Final report on the safety assessment of stearoxy dimethicone, dimethicone, methicone, amino bispropyl dimethicone, aminopropyl dimethicone, amodimethicone, amodimethicone hydroxystearate, behenoxy dimethicone, C24-28 alkyl methicone, C30-45 alkyl methicone, C30-45 alkyl dimethicone, cetearyl methic... Int J Toxicol. 2003 Abstract

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