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Dumb question from first timer re breastfeeding

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moomin35 Thu 27-Mar-14 17:10:12

Hi All, I'm a new mum to be so please forgive my ignorance in the following question blush I am hoping that I can breastfeed my baby when he arrives. My question is that I usually wear a body lotion and (particularly during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks) all over my body. If I breastfeed should I stop applying this on my chest as surely this will taste vile/be unsafe for my baby? What about deodrants and body sprays are these also a no when breastfeeding? If all goes to plan I will be feeding over the summer so obviously want to be as fresh and soft as possible(!) but without causing any harm or discomfort to baby.

OrangeMochaFrappucino Thu 27-Mar-14 17:11:45

Just don't put anything on your nipples except Lansinoh if you need it (good for soreness in the early days). No reason you can't wear deodorant/body lotion/suncream everywhere else!

Quinandthem Thu 27-Mar-14 17:14:11

I used all products everywhere except my boobs/nipples.

I used a nipple cream to help my nipples in the early weeks of bf - this cream did not need removing before feeds - deginatly worth checking.

ErynsMummy1 Thu 27-Mar-14 17:36:25

It's not a dumb question at all!! I use deodorants and body lotion etc, just don't put them on my boobs/nipples. I use fragrence free shower gel like simple, to avoid a 'perfume taste' but not sure if it makes any difference. Just make sure you get a good nipple cream for first few weeks...can make all the difference. Lansinoh I found the best, and you don't need to wash it off either before feeding. Expensive, but worth it especially if you get it on 3 for 2 or bogof. Best of luck!

minipie Thu 27-Mar-14 17:52:07

Just avoid anything on your nipples and the bit of boob around your nipples. Lansinoh is a fab nipple cream.

dare I say you are unlikely to get time to apply body cream with a newborn

MrsHerculePoirot Thu 27-Mar-14 17:54:55

moomin not dumb at all. I bought and used non-fragranced shower gel and lotions to use for the first few weeks whilst I established breast feeding, then moved back to my usual lotions and potions after that. Like others I just used lansinoh on my nipples as they were quite sore at times in the beginning in particular.

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