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Breastfeeding and hair highlights

05/22/2002

Question:

I usually get my hair highlighted in the spring. I am breastfeeding and wonder if the chemicals used to highlight will get into my breast milk. If so, how will this affect my infant?

thanks

Answer:

I have done an extensive literature search and have been unable to find any information that clearly states it is safe. I have also not found any information that states they have found, or think have found problems with highlighting related to breastfeeding.

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Response by:

Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati