I am a Public Health Nurse working to support breastfeeding families. A physician has asked for information about topical Bactroban (mupiricin) use for nipple trauma. I shared information about this drug from Thomas Hale’s, Medication and Mother’s Milk. Are there any additional research/articles regarding Bactroban that I can reference?
Also, I am familiar with the All Purpose Nipple Ointment (APNO), however, in a situation where the all purpose nipple ointment does not seem to be effective, might there be an advantage to trying Bactroban on its own?
Susie Wood BN RN
Public Health Nurse, IBCLC [Read more…]