MiraDry and Breastfeeding
I do not recommend miraDry during breastfeeding and as a matter of fact, you should not get any procedures while breastfeeding unless they are life threatening.
Read the miraDry book provided on the link below.
No, it is not safe.
No, being that we will be injecting lidocaine into the area and it would not be safe for the baby.
Do not receive miraDry treatment while breast-feeding
One should not receive miraDry treatment while breast-feeding as lidocaine is injected into the underarm area prior to treatment and could potentially cross into the breast milk. However, as soon as you stop breast-feeding, it is safe to do.
MiraDry and breastfeeding
Miradry requires local medication as well as possible pain pills after treatment. You should wait until you stopped breast feeding
miraDry requires tumescent solution to numb the area containing, salt water, lidocaine and epinephrine. I would wait until after you are done nursing.
Breast feeding and Miradry - I would wait
I have co-authored a book on Miradry with Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian. At this time, I would not suggest elective Miradry during breast feeding unless there is a medically-legitimate reason for not waiting.
MiraDry and Breasfeeding
Hello and thank you for your question. MiraDry is not recommended during breastfeeding, or any such procedures where medications are administered (such as the numbing injections with lidocaine). As stated below, unless something is directly ordered by your Ob/GYN or primary medical provider for emergent or other such medical issues. After breastfeeding, miraDry is safe, and will result in the treatment and resolution of odor, sweat and excess hair as well! miraDry now has an FDA indication for 70% reduction of hair of all colors, including blonde! Please call our office for a complementary consultation with our Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Tinelli. Thank you!
Express feed...safe but uncomfortable
My suggestion is that you have this procedure after breast feeding, as the swelling can be quite marked. Swelling you see is not of the breast tissue, but because of gravity and the way you sleep, the swelling from the armpit may affect the surrounding tissue, making breast feeding uncomfortable. To answer your question about safety-
1. I would express feed / bottle feed 4 hours post (as lidocaine with adrealine is used) - this covers the safety aspect.
2. I would delay miraDry procedure for excessive underarm sweating until after breast feeding- from a comfort point of view.
I hope this gives a balanced answer
All the best
Dr Davin S. Lim
Laser and Cosmetic Dermatologist
MiraDry should not affect future breastfeeding
It sounds like you are wondering whether women who plan to breastfeed in the future can be miraDry. miraDry will not affect your ability to breastfeed in the future.
However, if you are currently breastfeeding, I would recommend that you wait until you have stopped breastfeeding. This is an elective procedure and can be scheduled at your convenience.
Yes if you stop for 24 hrs
Miradry treatment requires local anesthesia to be have tolerable level of pain control. Lidocaine is the agent of choice and it is gone from the body within several hours. To be safe stop breast feeding for 24 hrs. It is a time proven and reasonable rule used for any procedures under local anesthesia