Last update July 1, 2015
Topical anesthetics (locally used compounds on skin or mouth) when properly applied show a poor or almost nil absorption. Likely, enhanced absorption when apply on damaged or swollen surfaces.
Do not apply on the breast. Otherwise, after a breast feed and cleanse it thoroughly with water before next feeding.
Creams, gels and other locally applied products that contain paraffin (mineral oil) should be avoided on the nipple in order to keep the infant from absorption of Hydrocarbon derivatives.
We do not have alternatives for Cinchocaine.
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.
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 Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM