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Doctor insights on: Henna Hair Color And Breastfeeding

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What are the adverse effects of applying mehndi (henna) after using loreal hair color?

I DO NOT SEE THINK: ANY ADVERSE EFFECT. I ASSUME YOU ARE NOT APPLYING HENNA AND LOREAL HAIR COLOR ONE AFTER THE OTHER. HENNA WHEN FADES TURNS YOUR HAIR COLOR TO ORANGE. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can you dye your hair if you're breastfeeding?

Can you dye your hair if you're breastfeeding?

Yes: Before coloring your hair check do allergy test to make it sure you are not allergic to this dye. The dye used for hair colouring act locally and has no general systematic action thus dye does not get excreted in breast milk, so you can safely breast feed your baby. ...Read more

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Hi, I just want to ask if Hair rebond while breastfeeding. Is it safe for my baby?

Hi, I just want to ask if Hair rebond while breastfeeding. Is it safe for my baby?

Yes, safe if there..: Is good ventillation. Essentially no chemical is absorbed through the scalp and into the blood stream, but there will be some fumes that may be irritating unless done in a well ventillated area. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old now and I am breastfeeding. I'm planning to undergo hair rebonding, is it ok to my baby? If not, when it would be possible?

My baby is 3 weeks old now and I am breastfeeding. I'm planning to undergo hair rebonding, is it ok to my baby? If not, when it would be possible?

Wait: If there are chemicals involved, they can get into your ody and then the milk and can affect the baby. Wait to do the hair rebonding....At least 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dye your hair while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to dye your hair while breastfeeding?

Probably: The absorption of the chemicals through your skin into the bloodstream is minimal so chances are none will be in breastmilk. Make sure you wash your hands well after dye job done and you have fully washed the chemicals out of your hair before cuddling with your baby.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/chq/Pages/949.aspx? CategoryID=54#close ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to rebond my hair? I am a breastfeeding mom.

Wait: Best not to be expsed to chemicals.
No studies to support it.
Hence there is no right answer.
I tend to play it safe. ...Read more

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Help please! Could breastfeeding mother do hair rebonding?

Hair rebonding: There is no way to answer this question with certainty as there are not likely to be information available. Since hair rebonding involves use of chemicals it may be safer to wait until breastfeeding is complete, however as the chemicals are external it would be safer than during pregnancy, and may be safe if toxic chemical vapors are not inhaled. ...Read more

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Can I color my hair? I am breastfeeding, baby is 3 weeks old

Yes: You may. There are no known issues with hair color and breast feeding. ...Read more

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Are there any natural/safe remedies for growing out your hair while breastfeeding?

Are there any natural/safe remedies for growing out your hair while breastfeeding?

No: Several months after you deliver, you will experience an increase in hair fallout. This is normal and is a hormonal effect. The variation in hair growth and fallout is overly synchronized by pregnancy. This will become more un-synchronized as time goes on and you will notice a decrease in noticeable hair loss. ...Read more

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Had baby 3 m ago. I am exclusively breastfeeding. Clumps of my hair keep falling out. Is this normal?

Had baby 3 m ago. I am exclusively breastfeeding. Clumps of my hair keep falling out. Is this normal?

Yes Self Limited: During pregnancy, there is an increase in the percentage of "growing" or anagen hair relative to the "resting" or telogen hair. This ratio is reversed in the puerperium. Telogen effluvium is the hair loss commonly noted one to five months after delivery. This is usually self-limited with restoration of normal hair patterns by 6 to 15 months after delivery. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding mom, my son is 3weeks old now. Can I have my hair rebonding already? Is this can affect my baby?

I am breastfeeding mom, my son is 3weeks old now. Can I have my hair rebonding already? Is this can affect my baby?

Hair rebonding: Your obstetrician can give you the best advice. Some will agree, others will not. If you are concerned you can discard your breastmilk on the day of your bonding. ...Read more

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What it is the white small feather like hairs/threads on breasts? I notices it when I was breastfeeding very tiny easy to pull out.

What it is the white small feather like hairs/threads on breasts? I notices it when I was breastfeeding very tiny easy to pull out.

Vellus hairs?: Maybe the vellus hairs (peach fuzz) grew longer during pregnancy, or perhaps more vellus hair follicles became active and grew hair during pregnancy. After pregnancy, one's hormones change back to non-pregnant status, so maybe the vellus hair follicles stopped growing as much, and the hairs were easily pulled out. ...Read more

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Currently breastfeeding and got lice on hair after vacation. How to remove safely without affecting baby? Any OTC medicine suggested?

Currently breastfeeding and got lice on hair after vacation. How to remove safely without affecting baby? Any OTC medicine suggested?

General BF rule: For a med to interfere with breast milk it must have a way to get in. Things you put on your skin, like any OTC or prescription topical med will not be absorbed to a level where it would. The multiple OTC products should be fine, whichever you chose. ...Read more

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I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if I can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so, how much should I take?

35 micrograms: Biotin is Vitamin B7. SO make sure none of your other supplements - Like your Prenatal vitamins (which you should still be taking if you are breastfeeding) - contain B7 (Biotin). The FDA recommends 30 mcg per day, and 35 if Breastfeeding.

Post birth hair loss is a common, and benign process. Your hair is most likely to come back without doing anything specific. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do lazer hair removal while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to do lazer hair removal while breastfeeding?

Perfectly fine: There is no problem at all with laser treatment and breastfeeding. Go for it - pamper yourself while you care for your child! ...Read more