Kourtney Kardashian Refuses to Wear Deodorant While Breastfeeding (Phew!)

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You know those crunchy granola Earth Mother types. They won't use, consume, or look at anything that's not all natural. And lots of times that's not an issue. But sometimes it is. Take deodorant, for instance. Some moms are worried that it contains toxins that could be absorbed in the skin, and from there migrate to the breast tissue and the breast milk. So they stay away from deodorant altogether, or they use natural brands, or maybe they use something a bit odd like a handful of baking soda.

I understand this totally. But let's face it, you're stinky mamas. But, hey, you're in good company. Kourtney Kardashian also refuses to wear deodorant. And it's Scott Disick who pays the price.

During a recent episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloe corners Scott and asks him, "Do you notice that there’s a little something with Kourt? Like the b.o.?"

"Yeah, she reeks," Scott affirms. "Only because she doesn’t believe in wearing deodorant because she thinks it’s bad for her breastfeeding or something." Kourt is still breastfeeding baby Penelope.

Although there are no conclusive studies about the potential hazards of deodorant and breast milk, many moms are concerned about antiperspirant ingredients such as parabens, formaldehyde, or aluminum.

Hey, it makes sense to me. If you're concerned why even risk it? But you're gonna have to come up with an acceptable alternative -- that is if you don't want to drive your husband away and your coworkers to human resources.

There are all-natural deodorants. I personally use Tom's. I'm not going to lie and say it works as well as regular deodorants though. It doesn't. So I put on a stronger brand when I'm going out. At one point, I was using baby powder and that seemed to work pretty well.

Baking soda and cornstarch can be mixed together and slathered under the pits. I've never used this, so I can't comment on its efficacy. But if you want to smell like a muffin, fine.

Some women swipe their underarms with a sliced lemon. I don't know if it's worse to smell like baking soda or lemon. Why not just rub yourself with a brownie and at least smell like something people want to be near?

At any rate, the stinky pits won't last that long. Unless you're one of those women who breastfeeds until a kid can make his own lunch.

Did you wear deodorant while breastfeeding?


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Karla C. Mulrenan

I dont ware deororant because I dont smell so I dont need it. I drink plenty of water. I guess the one who smell disgusting are the one who constantly wear deororant? SO please STFU!

Karla C. Mulrenan

and FYI, yes there people out there who cherish their bodies that do no use shaving cream to shave, dont shampoo everyday, dont shave at all, use little to none chemical products and wear little to no make up or dye their hair. Why is it s hard to believe? Must be this overly consumerised population we live in who's too superficial. I dont need expensive products on my almost perfect skin. I dont need them to survive. PERIOD. I love myself as I came butt naked into the world and I damn sure love my body and self to not damage it over some priced up products that are supposed to clean me but just dry my skin instead. 

Torra... TorranceMom

I've always used natural deodorants (Tom's, Origins, Jason Oganics, etc.). I switched to the unscented version and stopped wearing perfume when I started BFing - I want my kids to smell me, not my perfume.

nonmember avatar skipper

All I can do is laugh at you people that say you are proud of not using deodorant. You honestly believe you don't smell? Lmao! Enjoy being alone and having people talk about you for smelling disgusting. There is nothing natural about smelling like sh*t. For those of you that say it causes cancer-everything causes cancer. Get over it.

mrswi... mrswillie

She is doing what she thinks is best for her baby

nonmember avatar Dee

Why does every one get so mean about simple different opinions? And those mocking cancer? I've had it twice and nearly everyone on my maternal side has died from it. It's not a f'in joke. So I do my best in tons of way to put natural things in and on my body. Can I avoid all chemicals all the time? Course not, but I do the best I can, my GM was dead at 34 and my mother orphaned, I'd like to spare my child that if possible. It's at least worth trying. But thanks for the asshole comments anyway

nonmember avatar K

If you don't wear deodorant, you do stink. You're human. It happens. Natural deodorant or not, if there's nothing there but sweat and hair despite how "clean" you are, you will smell.

You may not smell it, but I guarantee the rest of the world can and yes, they are talking about you behind your back for being stinky. If you're okay with that then do what you want, but people can tell.

nonmember avatar Noel

I don't wear deodorant at home and wear TOMS when I'm going out or during the summer. It's really not a big deal unless you're running around and sweating a lot in the process. I have noticed less body odor since I started eating a vegan whole foods diet though.

there... theresaphilly

 As long as you bath everyday , their should not be a problem. I know women who don't have children and refuse to bath, now that is FUNKY!


 

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