On the Support/Advocacy forum, we were discussing sweating and BFing, and I thought I'd bring the conversation over here b/c I was wondering about deodorant. Since DS is always accidentally sticking his hands in my armpits when BFing, I decided to get something less toxic, so I got a deodorant rather than an anti-perspirant. It has tea tree oil in it... but basically was just the first thing natural thing I saw on the shelf.
Now I'm thinking that I probably should have switched to something less toxic anyway, even without the BFing concerns. What kinds of deodorant do you use b/c of BFing (or even just in general)? What should I definitely consider in terms of changing deodorant, and/or what should I look for when I go to get the next one?
Originally Posted by Zipporah
On a related note, I have always thought that using anti-perspirants must cause toxin retention in the breast area, besides depositing more in the form of aluminium, and now there is news that there could be a link between anti-perspirant use and breast cancer. No surprise to me.