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    Default Help, pesticides and milk

    I was out trying to rid the shed of a few wasp nests so the kids don't get stung. I anadvertantly got the spray on me. I showered of course, but I am scared to death that I might have done something really bad to my milk. My dd is 19 months and still loving her milk. I'm freaking out thinking my milk might now be laced with pesticides. I'd love to pump and dump, but I don't have a pump.

    Kara

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    Default Re: Help, pesticides and milk

    I would wash off with soap & water, and then try nit to worry about it.

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    Default Re: Help, pesticides and milk

    thank you I am trying not to stress, but it's not workinmg well

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    Default Re: Help, pesticides and milk

    I found this article at kellymom.com (non-LLL site).
    Can I continue to breastfeed if...?
    Various chemical exposures

    Maybe something in there will help?
    The container would probably list specific ingredients. What is listed as the active ingredient?
    Mary

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    Default Re: Help, pesticides and milk

    This is theMSDS on the stuff. Active ingrediants are prallethrin and lambda cyhalothrin

    thnak you for your help

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    Default Re: Help, pesticides and milk

    Hi Kara,
    How are you all doing? I've got a little bit of information for you.

    There's info on the side effects of Prallethrin here:
    http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_...35755#Symptoms
    And some info for lambda cyhalothrin here:
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mrls/index.html
    (scroll way down to get to the chart)

    As far as I understand, acute exposure would affect you as described above. Did you have any of the symptoms described?

    In order for the chemical to get into the milk, it would have to be in the bloodstream first. Without chronic exposure, there is little chance of the chemicals building up in the milk.

    If you continue to be concerned, of course contact your local healthcare provider or some of the experts at the CDC site perhaps.

    I hope this helps a little. Let me know if there's anything else we can do.

    Mary
    Last edited by @llli*LLLMaryP; May 8th, 2007 at 09:57 AM. Reason: add link

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