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4 weeks ago

Retinol when breastfeeding

I've read and heard conflicting things online about the risks of using products with retinol while breastfeeding, wondering if people here had any thoughts?

Thank you!

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Hi, check out Caroline Hirons (Skin care guru). She says there are no issues using retinol while breastfeeding.

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Thanks for this!

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I think I have to be boring and start with a disclaimer: if you are worried about something baby-health-related, it’s best to consult a doctor.

I personally used topical retinoids throughout my pregnancy. I carefully looked into studies available and actually found confirmation that topical retinoids used in the concentrations of skincare products on a limited area of the body (face) pose no risk for my baby. I’m not a doctor so I don’t want to advise you on this, just sharing my personal conclusion.

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