Is indoor tanning safe when you breastfeed?
Brittni - posted on 03/14/2009
I had the same question and this is what I found
"Tanning is completely compatible with breastfeeding and will not alter the milk whatsoever. There is no record of any dangers to the breastfed baby in relation to tanning. Sometimes clients are given Carotene to enhance the tanning - that should be avoided while breastfeeding. Make sure to protect your nipples from burn (for your own comfort more than anything), and keep in mind that ultraviolet exposure ages skin prematurely and increases the risk of cancer."
Olga - posted on 03/14/2009
Hi Meaghan. I'm not sure about tanning salons and breastfeeding, but I do know that you can get certain kinds of skin cancer solely from a tannning bed? Just a thought!
Is it worth it? Tanning in the sun, not between 11 and 3 is the best if you have to get a little sunshine and colour.
all the best!
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