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Thread: Teeth Whitening while Breastfeeding?

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    Default Teeth Whitening while Breastfeeding?

    I have a question - I would really like to get my teeth bleached by the beginning of the new year but I've read that it's not recommended for nursing mothers. Thing is, I don't want to wean just yet. Breastfeeding means a lot to me and I'm absolutely amazed about what it does to a mother-baby relationship and in how many ways it helps in everyday-fussy-baby-situations..

    So I keep trying to find information on the web about this but so far unsuccessfully. Does it mean that if I decide to go ahead with the procedure (Zoom2) I need to stop breastfeeding altogether or just for a while, like, let's say after I had an MRI I had to pump in advance and discard my fresh milk for 24 hrs because of the contrast agent they had injected me with..?

    I would really really appreciate any advice on this, like I said, breastfeeding is very important to me and if it turns out I would have to stop it entirely after the procedure I would definitely postpone it. Even though it's the only wsh on my Christmas list this year..

    Thanks ladies.

    a.

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    Default Re: Teeth Whitening while Breastfeeding?

    I'd say go for it. but that my nonmedical opinion.

    Heres a link to what a leading breastsfeeding pharmac. doc, Dr Thomas Hale has to say a out it.

    IMO- I'd rather wait than wean.
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    Default Re: Teeth Whitening while Breastfeeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Number3 View Post
    I'd say go for it. but that my nonmedical opinion.

    Heres a link to what a leading breastsfeeding pharmac. doc, Dr Thomas Hale has to say a out it.

    IMO- I'd rather wait than wean.
    You're absolutely right.

    Thank you for the link, wow. He makes it sound so simple, as if there was never a question about whether it's safe or not. I'm surprised. Maybe I'll just handle it like I did with the MRI.. pump in advance and discard for 24hrs. Just to be sure. Thanks again!

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