Can Nursing Mothers Use Facial Serum Containing Hyaluronic Acid?
Good morning. I want to ask, is the facial serum with the following ingredients safe to use for breastfeeding mothers? The content I mean is Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Glycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Some types of drugs used by mothers can be secreted (excreted) through breast milk. Drugs that are taken orally or injected generally will be more into the bloodstream so there is a secreted in higher amounts. Some types of drugs are safe and from medical research do not cause any impact on babies.
Skin care applied topically to facial skin, generally only a small portion is absorbed into the bloodstream and is secreted with breast milk. Skin care ingredients that must be avoided when breastfeeding are:
Retinoids: retinoic acid, retin-A, retinol, retinyl linoleate or palmitate, diferine, azarotene
BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid)
Salicyl acid> 2%
Paraben: isopropylparaben, methylparaben
Formaldehyde: hydroxymethylglycinate, DMDM-hydantoin, methenesmine
Generally, topical drugs that contain these ingredients can still be prescribed by a doctor, if the benefits provided are greater than the side effects that will be caused (complaints of the mother is not reduced if not given the drug / there is no other drug choice for nursing mothers). Apart from these materials, generally the secretion in breast milk is very minimal, does not affect the baby, or there is not enough research on whether the material is secreted through breast milk or not. If you experience complex skin problems, you should consult with a dermatologist to get the right medicine. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.