Cocoa butter does not work. Reason being there's too much water in it and not enough of the vitamins and oils that do help. The water keeps it from being absorbed far enough into your skin. You can keep using it as a moisturizer because they can get itchy, but at this point I'm sorry to say there's nothing that is going to keep them from getting worse. I was 100% stretch mark free until 38 weeks then BAM they were everywhere!! I started using some Bio Oil around 14 weeks PP and there's been a significant difference! It says to use it twice a day for 3 months, I really only use it 4-5 times a week after I take a shower and still, a huge difference. If that doesn't work for you, when you are done BFing you can talk to a dermatologist about getting some Retin-A. It's Rx strength but is my understanding that it works VERY well. It's just NOT safe for use while pregnant or BFing.
at 2:25 PM on Apr. 18, 2009