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    Default Perfume?

    I remember that it is recommended to avoid using perfume or scented products when nursing a newborn because of their sensitivity to smell, etc... how long should I avoid it? I have a new body spray I want to try (not on the breasts of course) but I don't want it to bother Jackson.
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    I avoided perfumes as long as I was nursing DD1 and I'm doing the same with DD2. Simply because they're too close to it and can't get away from it if they're nursing. Like being stuck in an elevator with a guy with too much cologne.

    If I'm going out and I want to wear some, I spray 1 squirt in the air and walk through it. That way it's mostly in my hair and very light.
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    i started wearing perfume at 8 weeks ish, just on my wrists.
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    I think it depends on the kid. I just threw out my perfumes because my LO is sooo sensitive she can't even use sensitive soap (she gets clean with baking soda). But scent can be such a wonderful thing, and hold strong memories. I would suggest starting, like a pp said, with it on your wrists and go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amysmom View Post
    I avoided perfumes as long as I was nursing
    This is what I did as well.
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    I avoided perfumes as long as I was nursing
    Me, too. I used to always wear body spray and I recently cleaned out my stash and made a trash pile. I figure after 3+ years they're probably rancid . I really have no desire to wear perfume/body spray anymore. I make and use scented soaps and lotions, so I use those instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amysmom View Post
    I avoided perfumes as long as I was nursing DD1 and I'm doing the same with DD2. Simply because they're too close to it and can't get away from it if they're nursing. Like being stuck in an elevator with a guy with too much cologne.

    If I'm going out and I want to wear some, I spray 1 squirt in the air and walk through it. That way it's mostly in my hair and very light.
    Ditto on this whole post, but I only have one baby

    That said, I definitely like the idea of letting my daughter associate a particular scent/perfume with mama, so maybe I'll start wearing it again after she's finished nursing. I remember really positive associations with my mother's perfume when I was a child - especially the way it smelled when she'd been wearing it all day and her skin was damp with a little perspiration (Texas summers more than 30 years ago, hahaha) when she'd pick me up after work. Go figure

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    I stopped wearing perfume when I got pregnant cause I couldn't take the smell. I got used to not wearing it so it's only on special occasions that I do.
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    I am going to hold off then. I remember rarely wearing it while nursing DD, only on date night or something which happened maybe once every other month .
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    I'd never heard of this actually? When I was prego I couldn't wear it because it smelled AWFUL, so once I had DS I've worn it every day. He hasn't had any issues with it. The brand is Philosophy & is known for light and airy frangrances.
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