Naftin and Breastfeeding

Based on the chemical properties of Naftin (naftifine), it is thought that this drug would pass through human breast milk. However, no studies have been done to confirm this. Because this medicine is applied on the skin, it is unlikely that large amounts of it would reach the breast milk. The manufacturer advises women who are breastfeeding to use Naftin with caution.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Naftin?

At this time, it is unknown if Naftin® (naftifine) passes through breast milk in humans. If you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using this product. The manufacturer recommends that women should use Naftin with caution while breastfeeding.
 

More Information on Naftin and Breastfeeding

No studies have been done to see if Naftin passes through breast milk in humans or even in laboratory animals. However, based on the chemical structure of the drug, it is likely that it does pass through breast milk to some extent.
 
Keep in mind, however, that the levels found in breast milk after using naftifine skin products, including Naftin, are typically quite low, much lower than would be found after taking naftifine by mouth. This suggests that a nursing infant would probably be exposed to very little of the drug through breast milk.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends using Naftin while breastfeeding, make sure to avoid applying the medicine on or near your nipples. Also, it might be a good idea to try to avoid direct skin-to-skin contact with the treated areas to prevent exposing the baby to both the drug and the infection.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Naftin use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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