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Old 08-18-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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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 ? 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 stuff...like lotions or soaps.

I have even avoided putting it in my wipes solution.

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Why should regular tea tree oil be avoided?

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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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.
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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?

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Re: Tea Tree Oil and BFing

I have used it too. I use it in my wipes.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
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Re: Tea Tree Oil and BFing

I use them both on me/kids i would however avoid any peppermint oil...as 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
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