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Diflorasone Diacetate and Breastfeeding

Because there are unknown risks with using diflorasone diacetate while breastfeeding, women should talk to their healthcare provider before using this medicine when nursing a child. No research has been done to determine whether it passes through breast milk. Although it is not expected that large amounts of this medicine would pass through, all of the potential complications cannot yet be ruled out.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Diflorasone Diacetate?

Diflorasone diacetate is a skin medication used to treat a variety of different skin conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. At this time, it is unknown if this product passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using diflorasone diacetate.
 

More Information on Diflorasone Diacetate and Breastfeeding

No research has been done to see if diflorasone diacetate passes through breast milk. However, other similar steroids are known to pass through breast milk. Fortunately, even when steroids are taken by mouth or by injection, only very small amounts pass through breast milk. This implies that applying these steroids to the skin would probably result in very tiny amounts (if any) passing through breast milk, although this is not known for sure.
 
Direct skin-to-skin contact with areas where the medicine has been applied should be avoided to prevent exposing the baby to the medication by skin transfer. Also, avoid applying it near or on the nipple. If this is not possible, be sure to completely remove the medication before the baby nurses.
 

An Important Note

Since diflorasone diacetate usually works great for quickly relieving skin inflammation, some mothers wonder if they could use it on a stubborn diaper rash. Diflorasone diacetate is not approved for treating diaper rash, and is specifically not recommended for use in the diaper area. Young children are more likely to absorb a dangerously high amount of the medication, especially when applied to broken skin, like a diaper rash, and especially when the area is covered, as with a diaper.
 
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