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


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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godde... goddess99

I would always wear deodorant.

Maria Serrano

Use Ava Anderson's deodorant! It is all natural with wonderful and beneficial ingredients. AND it works!

sukainah sukainah

I wore deoderant while nursing.  But didn't know that it could be harmful.  To each their own, though.

Blues... Blueshark77

I use deodorant/antiperspirant every day because I do find my b.o. offensive. It's not the sweat, it's the bacteria in your armpits that create the smell. I bathe every day too. I've tried the natural deodorants and they just don't work for me. I have some friends who do use the natural ones and they don't work for them either, but they certainly believe they do. Whatever floats your boat though, it's your call. I also hate having wet spots on my shirt under my arms. 

count... countrygirlkat

Yes, I wore deodorant while I nursed all three of my kids and I had never heard it was a possible issue.  They are all fine and healthy though so I guess I am good. 

nonmember avatar Nikia

I wore deoderant untill I was about 19. I started using it at about 9 or 10. Since I was about 11 it seemed like every couple of months I would get these horribly painfull cysts that looked awfull. Long story short by the time I was 19 I quit using non natural beauty products and foods. I will admit the first year or so I was really stinky so much so I felt bad for the people in my classes lol. But after about a year I pretty much don't stink unless I work out heavily or something. But just the tone of the smell has decreased to the point where I can use a spritz of antibacterial essential oil and be good all day. The only reason people smell so bad in the first place is because your forcing your body to push out all that nasty shit you have been putting in it.

misha... mishamama

I could care less how she smells, I'm just commenting to say... Look at all of that adorable baby chunk!!! Dem' widdle chubby legsss!!! :3

PinkB... PinkButterfly66

She can use baking soda.. all natural and deodorizes.  Heck, google all natural deodorant recipes, K.  

Hyman Hyman

Wow. What's your problem with breastfeeding moms who continue to do what you consider breastfeed until the kid can make their own lunch?

Bashing extended breastfeeding is not cool. Why not shown some support and encouragement instead of bashing fellow moms.

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