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Old 01-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Acne whike BFing?

Any other mamas have issues with acne since starting BFing? My skin was awesome when I was pregnant, now it looks terrible! My dd is 13 weeks now and as of a month ago, my skin went crazy. Any once else have this issue or anyone have a solution? Thanks!

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I've had pretty bad acne since my LO was born but I don't know if it's hormone related or BFing related. I HATE it!
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It may be postpartum hormone changes more than BFing, but both can mess with hair, skin, and nails for about a year after birth or as long as you BF. Hormones usually peak 6 months PP, then taper off. It should get better, but in the meantime, there are a lot of great natural options for acne (tea tree oil is an awesome spot treatment). HTH!
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I know it sounds crazy but try putting a little expressed breastmilk on it. It works for me and for DD's baby acne.
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The ONLY thing that's helped my ache is a tanning bed... I know it's not good for my skin overall and all the risks but I don't overdo it and mostly go in the winter. It clears up almost all of my acne literally within a few weeks of going.
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Re: Acne whike BFing?

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It may be postpartum hormone changes more than BFing, but both can mess with hair, skin, and nails for about a year after birth or as long as you BF. Hormones usually peak 6 months PP, then taper off. It should get better, but in the meantime, there are a lot of great natural options for acne (tea tree oil is an awesome spot treatment). HTH!
This. My skin went crazy after DD was born but eventually went back to normal.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:31 AM   #8
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Re: Acne whike BFing?

Same here.. its just ur hormones changing.. my hair is super greasy too ugh. You can try to put some of your breast milk on your acne a few times a day.. it should help pretty fast
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Thanks guys! It just keeps getting worse I'll try more breast milk though...
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Re: Acne whike BFing?

I had terrible acne after DS2. I have never in my life had acne until that time in my life. I did have alittle bit during the 1st tri of that pregnancy as well but after my chin was terrible. It lasted a good 4-5months. I related it to the hormones more than bfing. I feel your pain
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