Is it OK to get Botox while breastfeeding? To summarize, it is unlikely that Botox would enter your milk or harm a breastfed baby. Some women choose to wait up to 48 hours to provide their breast milk after injections, but there is no evidence to support that this helps reduce the already low risk to the infant.
Do I have to pump and dump after Botox? There’s no research on the amount of time it takes for Botox to metabolize out of breast milk, or even if it transfers to breast milk. Unlike alcohol or other drugs, Botox remains in the local tissue for months at a time. As a result, pumping and dumping is likely not an effective solution.
How long does Botox stay in breastmilk? Even though the toxins are not likely to pass to the baby through the breast milk, it may be best to breastfeed before the Botox injection and then wait a few hours after receiving it before breastfeeding again. By waiting a few hours, it can further reduce the chances of passing any of medication to the baby.
What can I use instead of Botox while breastfeeding? Once your pregnancy and breastfeeding are complete, there are both topical and procedural options available like hydroquinone, Vitamin A and chemical peels. Be sure to consult with your board certified dermatologist for these treatments so your specific skin type can be considered.