Tattoos and breastfeeding...

Catlin - posted on 05/29/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Does any one know if it's safe to get new ink while breastfeeding?? I'd really like to get a new tat done but am worried about an increased risk of infection.

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Angel - posted on 07/23/2010

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you can get a new tatt while breastfeeding. you just need to take extra care with the after care parts, the ink does not get into your blood stream. it does not release toxins into your body. only thing you have to worry about is infection but if you are a clean person which you should be since you are breastfeeding you shouldnt have any worries. i was told by 4 different doctors and a few artists that it was okay to get tatted while nursing. just be aware of infections that can cause you to take meds that are not safe while nursing.

Kori - posted on 07/22/2010

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I also was told I absolutely could not get any work done while I was breast feeding. I just had to break that news to my neighbor who has a brand new baby

Cher - posted on 07/20/2010

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7 years ago I had some ink done on my upper right arm, by a professional tattoo artist(20 years experience), my daughter was 6 months old at the time. from his personal research he found it was safe after the baby has finished all of the colostrum stage. BUT you really have to take care of any new ink because infection CAN pass through into the breastmilk

Lucienne - posted on 07/10/2010

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hey i am breastfeeding, i only started to get tats again once my son was over a year and a half old, but i got like 7 and hes still feeding... just not fully reliant on it

La - posted on 06/04/2010

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There is no real research on the effects of inks during breastfeeding so there is no way of definitively telling if it can harm your baby. Be safe and wait.

Joyce - posted on 06/04/2010

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My husband is a licensed tattto artist and he says it worth the wait. There are alot of toxins in the ink that could affect you or the baby..

Cathy - posted on 06/02/2010

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No- wait. It is invasive so better to wait...yeah I know you want it now, but you will have the new tat forever so it can wait a bit.

Zoe - posted on 05/30/2010

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I asked my tattooist and he said it was safer to wait 3 months after i stopped breastfeeding dont know how true this is

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