Did anyone do hair treatment (rebonding, keratin treatment etc) while breastfeeding?

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In general, it should be safe for breastfeeding mothers to have a hair treatment done. While the fear is usually that chemicals from such treatment would be absorbed (through the skin) the mother’s bloodstream and be passed on to the baby through her breast milk. While small amount may indeed be absorbed, it is unlikely that that trace amount will cause any permanent damage to the baby. Here are some points to keep in mind when contemplating a hair treatment: - ask about the chemicals used in the treatments. Resorcinol is one common chemical found in hair dyes and bleaching ingredient that is highly toxic and should be avoided. - after a hair treatment, there may be a more direct effect on the baby if he/she inhaled any lingering scent of ammonia or chemicals in the hair. - if possible, opt for organic products to help decrease the exposure to any potentially harmful chemicals For more information: http://momcenter.com.ph/articles/view/are-hair-treatments-safe-for-breastfeeding-mums Do your research for safe products. At the end of the day, a hair treatment is supposed to make a mother feel happy and it would defeat its purpose if it causes excessive worry instead.

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