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Peeling with trichloroacetic acid during breastfeeding

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    I am currently breastfeeding a 2,5 year old. He nurses only 2 times a day (morning and evening), it would be easy to postpone breastfeeding for longer periods (1-3 days).
    Would a medium peeling with trichloroacetic acid be compatible to breastfeeding in my case?
    Also, since I can postpone breastfeeding sessions for longer periods of time, can I safely use the following: a solution made up of 30% Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic/Lactic/Tartaric/Citric) + 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid), a serum with 2% Alpha Arbutin? Are there any data on half-times for these substances?

    Thank you!

  • Sandra

    The Glycolic/Lactic/Tartaric/Citric acids are all probably ok. The Salicyclic acid should be used no more than 1-2 times a week. The Alpha Arbutin contains hydroquinone which is not recommended as it can become trapped in human milk and could cause hepatotoxicity if the infant ingested high levels of this medication.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center

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