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i wash my hands in clorox today to get hair dye off and i didnt even think about it getting into my breastmilk could i have done nething to him? please help im going crazy thinking bout it

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You are fine. Everything will be fine. WAshing your hand with a little bleach will not harm your breastmilk. YEAH for boobie babies ^_^

    Answer by -crunchy-mama- at 11:16 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • crunchy is right, you're not going to get bleach in your milk by washing your hands. just don't go drinking any :)

    Answer by Skipo510 at 11:23 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • thank you so so much that makes me feel alot better ive been crying about it hoping i didnt hurt my baby!!! thanks so much

    Answer by chloecolton at 11:25 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • You are fine. That's not going to affect your breast milk or your baby.

    Answer by emilex at 11:33 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • The next time you dye your hair rub conditioner on hands or face ears etc before you touch water. Rub the conditioner in good and the dye will come off. I use to be a hair dresser.

    Answer by Liz003 at 11:43 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • If you can, go to a professional to dye your hair while pregnant or breastfeeding. Use the ones with all-natural (like Aveda) products and there will be no harsh fumes to breathe in. Washing your hands in a little bleach won't hurt, just be careful breathing it.

    Answer by carol2m2 at 12:31 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • You're fine, even if some of the bleach absorbed into your skin, there won't be enough to affect your breastmilk. You would have had to drink it for that to happen. Olive oil and baby oil are effective at getting hair dye off and aren't in any way harmful, and you get a mani in the process :)

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:48 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Topicals are NEVER a problem UNLESS they go on your nipples. Relax. You can live life pretty much as you did before pregnancy.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:05 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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