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Friday, May 6, 2016
Breastfeeding and hair highlights
I usually get my hair highlighted in the spring. I am breastfeeding and wonder if the chemicals used to highlight will get into my breast milk. If so, how will this affect my infant?
I have done an extensive literature search and have been unable to find any information that clearly states it is safe. I have also not found any information that states they have found, or think have found problems with highlighting related to breastfeeding.
Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati