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Sculptra and Breastfeeding

It is not known if it is safe for women to use Sculptra (poly-L lactic acid) while breastfeeding. The manufacturer of the product reports that the safety and effectiveness of this facial filler in nursing women has yet to be established. Before receiving these injections, breastfeeding women should ask their healthcare provider about the potential risks.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Sculptra?

At this time, it is unknown if Sculptra® (injectable poly-L lactic acid) passes through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Sculptra. The manufacturer of the product states that the safety and effectiveness of the medication have not been established in breastfeeding women. This is because all of the studies with Sculptra specifically excluded women who were breastfeeding (or pregnant).
Just as it is unknown if Sculptra passes through breast milk, it is unknown if it could cause any problems in a nursing infant. If your healthcare provider recommends that you receive Sculptra injections while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any problems or changes in your infant.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Sculptra 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.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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