TATTOO

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i need advise i am breastfeeding and i would love to get a tattoo of my daughters foot on my ankle does any mothers out there get a tattoo while they are breastfeeding?

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Adrian - posted on 01/23/2010

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and the changing of the ink too because believe it or not thts where most of the infections lie are in the ink. make sure he uses fresh ink aand fresh needles. im getting my child's name tattooed with his father after the baby is born and thts one of the things tht i made sure my artist knew.

Clare - posted on 01/23/2010

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hi hun ive had 2 done whilst breastfeeding with no probems at all just make sure its a reputable company/person doing ur tattoo even ask 2 look around and see the sterile needles still in wrappers what thell b using .good luck hun xx

Adrienne - posted on 01/23/2010

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Just please make sure you go to a CLEAN tattoo artist. Do your research and ask questions. Some of them have better hygiene practices than others....

Mandy - posted on 01/23/2010

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It is highly recommended that you wait until you're done breastfeeding to get a tattoo. Most tattoo artists won't knowingly tattoo a breastfeeding woman. That being said, I know plenty of women who got tattoos while breastfeeding and never had a problem. I got my son's name on my wrist, and I'm still nursing. It's up to you what to do!

Tiffany - posted on 01/23/2010

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While I was pregnant, I really wanted a new tattoo but everything I read said that breaking the skin as is done w/ tattooing raises your risk for infection and you'd never want to expose a baby to an infection, so I didn't get it done.. I read you should wait until you're done breastfeeding for the same reason.



With that being said, I'm going to get mine anyhow now that I've had him. I take care of them once they're done and if I waited until I was done BF'ing, it could be years!! Granted, this is based on my own impatience and not any actual medical information, but it's what I decided!

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