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

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

It is also safe to use DEET-containing insect repellent during pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding if it is used as instructed by the manufacturer. 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 to use alternative measures e.g. long-sleeved clothes, bed net or use insect repellent that is made by natural ingredients to prevent mosquito bites.