This Is Why You Shouldn't Breastfeed After A Spray Tan

Scarred for life. Or at least for 5-7 days.

Spray tanning is awesome, and can make you feel human when you're a living, breathing milk machine.

Spray tanning is awesome, and can make you feel human when you're a living, breathing milk machine.

Sara Moe

But before your next airbrushing sesh, consider your sweet baby, and take steps to protect them from this:

Redditor u/LondonDave uploaded this image to Imgur in a gracious act of public service, under the headline "Protip: don't breastfeed after a spraytan."

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While spray and self tanners are generally safe for breastfeeding moms, babies have sensitive skin and OMG that stuff does not come off with soap.

While spray and self tanners are generally safe for breastfeeding moms, babies have sensitive skin and OMG that stuff does not come off with soap.

Since tanners are topically applied, for the most part they won't absorb through the skin into the bloodstream and into your milk, according to KellyMom.com.

"They should not be a problem for the breastfeeding mom and baby,” they wrote.

The popular breastfeeding resource also recommends washing any remaining tanner off of your breast before breastfeeding to avoid getting the product in your baby’s mouth.

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Hint: Bring an extra breast pad to your spray-down.


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