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Thread: Hot tub OK?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default Hot tub OK?

    This is probably going to sound like a dumb question, and I'm sure the answer is out there somewhere, but does anybody know if its ok to use a hot tub while bf'ing? Will it spoil my milk or anything?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Default Re: Hot tub OK?

    no personal experience - but I found this on Kellymom.com:


    "Nursing moms should simply observe the usual precautions when using a hot tub. Make sure that it is clean and well maintained, as organisms found in hot tubs can cause a wide variety of ailments, including skin rashes and infections, urinary tract infections, irritation of the digestive system, lung disease and even hepatitis and Legionnaires' disease."
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default Re: Hot tub OK?

    We have a hot tub. I do go in it, but when I am done I take a shower. Just because of the chemicals in it.
    Mama to Andrew 6-20-06
    My angel in heaven, Benjamin William 11-2-07 to 11-5-07
    Kaitlyn 6-12-09

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    New Orleans, LA

    Default Re: Hot tub OK?

    Before I got preg with #2, I used my hot tub regularly and never noticed any changes with milk or issues with nursing. I used to joke that I was warming her milk or making her a hot cup of milk.... The water was always at around 110, I'm sure my body temp never got anywhere near that.

    From experience, I think it's fine.
    Mother - Wife - Artist - Cook - Writer - EnvironMENTAList - Cloth Diaperer (but we are soooo done with diapers) - Organic Health Nut...I'm sure there's more.

    DD1 - 12/15/05 Breastfed for 16.5 months
    DD2 - 8/6/07 Breastfed for 3 whole years and 3 little, extra days.

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