Topical preparations for fungal infections are considered to pose a negligible risk to a breastfeeding infant as long as precautions are taken to minimise contact of the breastfeeding infant with treated areas. There is no published evidence on the safe use of these topical preparations in breastfeeding.
It is advisable to remove all topical products from the breast before feeding.
When applied to the breast, the use of creams are preferred to ointments due to ease of removal before breastfeeding.
Acting Co-Director, West Midlands Medicines Information Service & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service