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March 28th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Silly question but always want to make sure! cant find much information about it and I try not to bother my midwife with silly questions as much as possible. I really want to get my tan back but there is NO WAY I am getting in a bikini right now in public ( tempting because I really miss the pool!)
anyone know if its ok?

on a sidenote... thank you to everyone that wants to warn against skin cancer from tanning, I'm aware of the risk to me. Just curious about the effect on breastmilk! Thanks!
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March 28th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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im not positive because ive never used a tanning bed but im pretty sure it has no effect on breast milk. Usually only things you ingest or absorb into your bloodstream have any effect on breast milk
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March 28th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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I would think there would be no impact since you aren't consuming anything.
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March 29th, 2013, 07:47 AM
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I tanned my pasty self the month of February before we went on vacation and breastfed the whole time. Never occurred to me that it wasn't okay. I would think they'd have to put it in the waiver you sign if there were any risks...
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April 1st, 2013, 01:56 PM
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I don't think there would be any effect on the breastmilk, unless more Vitamin D somehow made it into the milk? Which doesn't seem like a bad thing to me...
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April 2nd, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Oh thats a interesting point about the vitamin D, I didnt even think of that. Wonder if it would work?! lol. But I also didnt think of the stretch marks, I should probably wait until those get better before I go tanning. Tanning ruins the collagen so it would make stretch marks harder to fade no?
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April 2nd, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Idk about actual tanning and stretch marks. I use self tanning lotion myself, and it really makes them less noticeable, short term. I swear it helps long term as well... Maybe just wishful thinking, but the one I use does have collagen, so, maybe!
As for effect on breast milk, I've never heard anyone say it's not perfectly safe, any tanning method.
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April 2nd, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Ive tried the self tanner but it made me look orange so needless to say I stopped immediately. What kind do you use? do they all have an orange tint?
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