Manicure and breastfeeding…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

I’m no doctor but I don’t see any reason why polish on your nails while breastfeeding would cause a negative affect.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@BearyLovely:  This.  OP, is there something you’ve read or heard that is causing this specific fear?  I just can’t think of a situation where nailpolish would affect your nipples.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t understand why this would be a problem???

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Maybe she’s thinking the smell of nail polish is bad to breathe in while you’re breasfeeding?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just make sure it’s a well ventilated salon, just as you should while you are pregnant.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The only thing I can think of, is if you need to put your finger in a child’s mouth. The finger nail polish that is on one’s finger can be toxic to a child. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i feel like ive heard that certain chemicals present in the polish can end up absorbing through the nail/skin

ive never looked into the details of this, though.

i wouldnt worry about it, but then again i don’t have the money to get regular manicures so it’s not even on my radar

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Never heard of this. I haven’t had a manicure in awhile, but I’m 39 weeks pregnant and have been getting pedicures since I started the third trimester.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@OldMrsMcDonald:  Yes, my fear is the nail polish or chemicals will be bad for baby. When one breastfeeds, for baby to detach, you stick pinky finger in corner of her mouth. You can tell I’m new at this, I may be over worrying myself, but want to make sure.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sassygrn:  That’s what I’m afraid of, toxic chemicals. The way I was taught to detach baby from busom when breastfeeding is using pinky finger on corner of babys mouth. Maybe I should just pull her away, LOL, ouch.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@HappyBride827:  Yeah that is why for the 1st year of life for my son, I rarely wore fingernail polish

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@HappyBride827:  Hmm.  I would think as long as the polish is well-cured (dried for at least 12 hours) then it wouldn’t be a problem, as the fumes dissapate and the polish is fully hardened.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@OldMrsMcDonald:  There are still toxins in the actal polish and if say some of it chipped off it can get in a baby’s mouth. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Never heard of this being an issue. Manicure away! 🙂

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