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Can I go to the tanning bed while nursing?

my mom always said she was afraid it would "sour my milk" or something..but is that really true?

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Asked by robinclements86 at 8:41 PM on Mar. 14, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Why not skip it and lower your skin cancer risk?
    It doesn't harm your milk,but it does harm your skin

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:44 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • i know i shouldn't go but i love it and only go durin summer a few days a wk. i may not go since i have gone this long w/out going. but just was gonna ask in case I do go

    Comment by robinclements86 (original poster) at 8:46 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • a few days a wk??? I wouldn't do it a few days a year.... nursing our not!! What does your Doc say??


    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:51 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Try a spray tan.

    Answer by nonni2 at 10:40 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • a few days a wk is good. i used to go year round every day except for sunday! i didn't ask the dr cuz u know all drs will say dont tan cuz of skin cancer. i tanned w/my first but not until he was a year old and i only nursed a couple tims a day. i know it is bad, but at least i quit smoking !

    Comment by robinclements86 (original poster) at 10:43 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • I think people shuld think wicw about tanning at all! I tan n the real sun OCASSIONALLY, but skin caner is real and really not worth it!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 10:38 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • do you know that you have a 75% chance of skin cancer. It all over the TV here in Mo. I would not tan while breastfeeding. You don't know what it will do long term. If fact I wouldn't tan at all in a tanning bed.

    Answer by Parka54 at 3:39 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

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