Last update March 31, 2023
Very Low Risk
Disinfectant with bacteriostatic, bactericidal and, to a lesser extent, fungicidal and viricidal properties.
Its absorption and likeliness of passing into plasma through the skin is negligible.
Alcohol, as a topical antiseptic, is compatible with breastfeeding (WHO 2002).
When topically used as disinfectant, alcohol does not increase alcohol levels in breast milk (Han 2022) and is compatible with breastfeeding. (WHO 2002)
We do not have alternatives for Alcohol (topical use, disinfectant) since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM