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Minoxidil During Breastfeeding (Expert Answers)

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Breastfeeding. Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.

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1Is Minoxidil Safe While Pregnant?

Pregnancy and Lactation

Patients can continue with topical minoxidil right up until they get pregnant; however, they should stop when they get pregnant because there are isolated reports of birth defects. Patients can be reassured that the hair will thicken during the course of their pregnancy.

2Can Hair Products Affect Breastfeeding?

There is no evidence that hair color, hair products or hair treatments have any effect on a nursing mother’s milk. Even though small amounts of hair color may get on your skin, only small amounts of the chemicals are absorbed into your skin. Meaning that is unlikely it will affect your breast milk.

3Can I Use Hair Spray While Breastfeeding?

Hair Care Products (dyes, permanents, relaxers)

There is no evidence that hair care products (dyes, permanents, or hair relaxers) used by a nursing mom have any effect on her breastfeeding baby.

4Does Minoxidil Cause Birth Defects?

Minoxidil topical Pregnancy Warnings

Two infants exposed to oral minoxidil in utero experienced hypertrichosis (a known adverse effect), with the causal relationship to multiple congenital malformations in one and heart defects in the other infant being unclear.

5What Products To Avoid During Breastfeeding?

5 Foods to Limit or Avoid While Breastfeeding
Fish high in mercury.
Some herbal supplements.
Alcohol.
Caffeine.
Highly processed foods.

6Can Shampoo Affect Breastfeeding?

Hair Products and Hair Remove Products

As far as hair products, including shampoos, dyes, etc., there is no evidence based research in the medical literature showing that these products are not safe and compatible with breastfeeding.9/06/2020

7How Can I Take Care Of My Hair While Breastfeeding?

Hair Products and Hair Remove Products

As far as hair products, including shampoos, dyes, etc., there is no evidence based research in the medical literature showing that these products are not safe and compatible with breastfeeding.