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is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Skin products: Avoid skin care products containing steroids, lead and heavy metals. However remember only a very tiny amount of product from a over the counter skin care product might possibly enter into breastmilk. www.breastfeedingonline.com has a great section on breastfeeding and medication below is a great website on cosmetic safety from the food and drug administration (fda) http://www.Fda.Gov/cosmetics/p.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES, many...: Unfortunately there is absolutely no regulation of what companies can put into skin care products, and the chemicals in those products are absorbed into our bloodstreams and can wind up in breast milk. The list of common toxins is too numerous to list here so i advise you go to http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ , a fantastic resource for checking on the safety & toxicity of virtually all skin products.
Answered on Jul 2, 2013
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