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I have two tattoos I'd like changed, but I don't know if it's safe to get/change one while lactating. Anyone out there know? Thanks!
 

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As long as the place is reputable it should be fine (read: CLEAN).
 

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And because sometimes people want more than *my* word for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
:LOL<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle/mom-activities.html#Tattoos" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifes...s.html#Tattoos</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">There is no evidence that getting a tattoo will affect breastfeeding. There should be no harm to mom or baby from the dyes injected. If you get a tattoo, the biggest concern for anyone (not just nursing moms) is infection (hepatitis or HIV)-- so make sure the place you go has good references and is clean.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">There is no evidence suggesting that tattoos affect the breastfeeding relationship or have any effect on breastmilk. If you have chosen to adorn your body with a tattoo and give your baby the baby the best start in life by breastfeeding you can feel comfortable in your decision.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American College of Nurse-Midwives have made no statements on the compatibility of tattooing and breastfeeding. However, the books, The Breastfeeding Atlas and Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation both state that already present tattoos, on the breast or elsewhere, do not impact breastfeeding.</td>
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there is no negative effect on the baby if you get a tattoo. however, my brother is a tattoo artist and he recently recommended to me that i wait on new tattoo work until i wean dd. his reason is that, in his experience, the ink does not go in as evenly and the healing process does not tend to go well in nursing mothers. my SIL had some work done while nursing and it does not look as good as the rest of her work and she said it was miserable trying to get it to heal.<br>
the same holds true for a woman who works at my brother's shop and for my cousin' wife.<br>
personally, I'm waiting, i know..waiting sucks LOL.<br>
but if you choose to do it - just be sure to choose a reputable artist.<br>
-jamie.
 

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I Also have two tatoos that I would like to fix/change. The tatoo parlor that I usually go to actually has a policy that they will not give tatoos to pregnant or lactating woman, not sure why on the lactating thing. It's going to be hard waiting another 2 or more years if not more if I had another child <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> .
 

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Thanks, Ladies! So in summary, it's safe, but not the same as when you're not lactating, and some places won't do it. I'll probably end up waiting so I can make sure they look right.
 
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