Before DS came, I used to wear perfume or scented lotion. It was one of my "treats," something I did just for me. But when DS came, I stopped for a couple reasons: 1) I wanted the mommy smell to be the same all the time, and 2) I didn't want to overwhelm him with the smell, since he was always in my arms and always breastfeeding.
Within the past few weeks, I've started wearing scented lotion on my legs, because sometimes I need that "treat", and I figure the scent isn't too strong for him. I'd like to eventually one day wear perfume, even just one spritz, again. But I worry that it will negatively affect our breastfeeding relationship. I don't have a particular reason to worry--DS breastfeeds every 1-2 hours still while he's with me, even at night and even though he eats solids fairly well now. He has also continued breastfeeding through multiple colds and an ear infection that lasted almost a month. So, he's pretty easy going, yet enthusiastic!, about breastfeeding in general. But I really, really don't want to screw things up. We had a rocky start, and I hope to continue breastfeeding for at least another year.
So, do you think it's okay to wear perfume/scented lotion while breastfeeding? Or would you just wait until later?