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oh one more thing i read about...

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Has anyone else heard the buzz on tea tree oil and lavender oil?? These are 2 things that I use quite a bit of for myself as well as Amelia and my mum had read and heard on tv that a recent study had linked both with increased breast growth in baby boys due to high levels of phyto-estrogens....i was surprised. Although it obviously is not an all conclusive study it still made me wonder if I should stop using these things in my baby solutions. I use tea tree oil in my diaper laundry and sometimes a few drops in my wipe solution and I have been putting a little sachet of lavender and calendula in her bath water and not using soap as her skin is so dry - also my mother earth baby oil has lavender oil too....

what have you ladies heard?
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I wouldn't worry about it--both have been used for nearly forever. I'd be more concerned about hormone and antibiotic laden meats and dairy.
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that was my initial thought...
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Not in your DDC, but the study stated that the breast growth was in pre-pubescent and pubescent boys, not infants.
I would not worry about it. I would worry more about hormones in foods etc than TTO....
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