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Thread: Tanning Bed?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Default Tanning Bed?

    I would like to say I'm happy I found this message board a few days ago. Is the tanning bed safe while bf? Will it affect my milk production? I know it's not good for the skin but I'm hoping it might help my psoriasis on my arms.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Tanning Bed?

    yes enter it into search on this board and LLL has info on it. Don't get burned or dehydrated and you know the other risks involved.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: Tanning Bed?

    We're so glad you're here!

    Tanning beds don't compromise your milk in any way, it just affects your skin. Any lotions, creams, or oils used should be removed from the area that baby will touch, though, as the safety of most of these products on baby's sensitive skin isn't known.

    The only other complication to tanning is finding a way to keep baby entertained while you do it, it's not like it's something you can just hop up and chase after him!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Tanning Bed?

    I think it would be fine. It's just UV light, right? The only suggestion I have is to make sure you cover your breasts- you don't want to take a chance with getting sunburned nipples! Hope your psoriasis gets better.

  5. #5
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    Jun 2006
    Not around here as much :(

    Default Re: Tanning Bed?

    Here's a link that might be helpful to you

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Tanning Bed?

    i go to a bed w/ both uva and uvb lights it works best.

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