Can I use insect repellent (mosquito repellent) if I am breastfeeding?

Can I use insect repellent (mosquito repellent) if I am breastfeeding?

It is safe to use DEET-containing insect repellent during pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding if it is used as instructed by the manufacturer. Use DEET of up to 30 percent for pregnant women and lactating mothers are generally recommended. You are advised to wash the repellents off your hands and breast before handling your baby to avoid accidental ingesting the repellent by the baby. Certainly, it would be better if you also use measures, for example, long-sleeved clothes, bed net or use insect repellent that is made by natural ingredients to prevent mosquito bites.