Can I get Botox if I'm still breastfeeding?

I'm starting the weaning process with my eight month old because I'm getting antsy about getting more Botox on my forehead and eyes. It's been a long time since I've had to wait this long between treatments. Because I'm weaning my son, I've got breast milk saved up. Do I have to wait until I've completely stopped using my breast milk before I can resume treatments or is it not that bad to get Botox and still be breastfeeding, especially mainly weaning with pre-pumped milk?


F, 35, Nebraska

I imagine the risk of medical problems is very very low. I would say if it can wait, however, then it should wait until you are done with breastfeeding. Congrats!

There has been no conclusive research on the effects of Botox on breastmilk. However, nursing mothers should err on the side of caution of this uncertainty and refrain from Botox treatments until they stop breastfeeding. Botox makers are not sure on the effects of Botox on lactation and unclear whether the tiny amounts of Botox toxins do in fact get into the bloodstream. Given this air of uncertainty, it is always wise to be cautious when it comes to breastfeeding.