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lizziotti May 12th, 2010 01:24 PM

Painting and breastfeeding
I have been searching for an answer but mostly the sites are about being pregnant and painting. I am wondering if it's safe to paint while you are breastfeeding I am sure it is but just wanted to be positive. When I say painting I mean like a bedroom with just plain old regular paint. There really aren't many fumes but my DH keeps worring that it could affect my milk. Any thoughts?

Cruiser May 12th, 2010 01:31 PM

Re: Painting and breastfeeding
Were you going to eat the paint too? :D

I don't think it would be a problem. I don't see how it could possibly affect your milk, but maybe somebody else has more info.

andi2284 May 13th, 2010 11:02 AM

Re: Painting and breastfeeding
Yes, it's safe. The only things you need to worry about while breastfeeding are things that can enter into your bloodstream, which in turn gets into your milk. That's things like certain food protiens (milk, if your child is sensitive to it), alcohol, medications, etc. Here's a link that doesn't really talk about painting, but it has information on other activities and breastfeeding and it might be helpful:
kellymom.com :: Can I continue to breastfeed if...? Beauty/Recreation/Misc.

Adri S. July 3rd, 2013 11:28 AM

Re: Painting and breastfeeding
Try to get VOC (volatile organic compound) LOW or FREE paint.
ie. Benjamin Moore Natura Paint it has no VOCs.
Ventilate area so you breath in less fumes.
Wear gloves.


mgm78 July 3rd, 2013 12:04 PM

Re: Painting and breastfeeding
Yes to all the great advice given. No issues with bfing, but try to get low or no VOC paint :)

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