Thanks to this wonderful forum, I know there's Infant Risk Center to find out if prescription drugs are safe, but do we have to worry about over-the-counter moisturizers/shampoos, etc.?
I'm (still) battling some skin issues. I've tried every purely natural and edible remedy I can find (coconut oil, etc.). I've even tried doing nothing. But after almost a month, this thing isn't subsiding at all. If anything it's getting worse. In the past, I've found an over-the-counter moisturizing cream that worked well, but it's full of all those unpronounceable ingredients/chemicals.
Can I assume that because it's not prescription and because it'll be applied topically on my head and face (nowhere near the breasts), that it's safe to use while nursing? Or, do I need to call Infant Risk Center for each ingredient? Do they even look into non-prescription stuff?
I suppose a simpler way of asking my question is: Does everyone else continue to use their favorite moisturizer/shampoo/cosmetics when breastfeeding?