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bamababies 08-18-2011 04:01 PM

Tea Tree Oil and BFing
Would it be ok to use Dr Bronner's Tea Tree Soap and Breastfeed (not at the same time mind you :giggle:? what about lavender oil?

I know straight tea tree oil should be avoided, but I didn't know if it would be ok mixed in lotions or soaps.

I have even avoided putting it in my wipes solution.

MamaLump 08-18-2011 05:50 PM

Why should regular tea tree oil be avoided?

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bamababies 08-18-2011 08:16 PM

Re: Tea Tree Oil and BFing
Most articles I have read has said to avoid tea tree oil while pregnant or breastfeeding, because it can be so easily absorbed.

A&M'smommy 08-18-2011 09:20 PM

Hmm interesting... I'm constantly in tea tree oil the whole time I was pg and now that I'm nursing also. I work at sportclips. And we have tea tree shampoos and put the oil in our steam towels... And tons of the women I work with have been pg and nursing while working there and constantly in contact with it. Why would it affect anything because your body absorbs it?

redhairboy 08-18-2011 11:16 PM

Re: Tea Tree Oil and BFing
I have used it too. I use it in my wipes.

Lisathena 08-19-2011 08:42 AM

Re: Tea Tree Oil and BFing
I use them both on me/kids i would however avoid any peppermint it can dry you up quickly from what i have read. I have used it a few times...but not since i read about drying up milk. there usually is another oil i can use in place of it :goodvibes:

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