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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Amy Sykes

Honestly, after a scare in December I started using just baking soda and it works better then anything I've used. I don't stink, AND I'm not using chemicals. Best of both worlds. Yes, there are chemicals in everything but if you can avoid them without much trouble then why not?

nonmember avatar Jane

I once read this wonderful book about the class system in America. It was called "Class" actually. Anyway, he argued (very snarkily, I might add) that if it wasn't for middle-class mindsets, the laxative and deodorant industries would fall in a day. Marketing and advertising has the most boring people thinking that the natural smell of skin is bad and that if you don't take one square sh*t a day, something is dreadfully wrong. Not saying deodorant and laxatives are wrong, per se, but it's an interesting observation.

Madel... Madelaine

Did not kn ow this!

nonmember avatar k

Lavanilla has an amazing natural deodorant. I use it for me and my daughters (only on their gym days though). It's a little pricey but worth it to me. Shea Moisture hair products are great and natural and work better on my curly hair than salon brands ever did. And for makeup there's Tarte and Bare Minerals. For skin care, most products by Anthony Logistics for Men (I'm a lady and love it) and Mario Badescu are good.

nonmember avatar kmom1998

Yes! I wore deodorant, because I cannot deal with body odor! I was worried about Tanning products though.

Chari... Charizma77

Yes, always have and will.

coppe... copperswifey

I did wear it when I b/f. I wouldn't care if someone else didn't though. Every person has their choice to do what they feel is best for their bodies and their children. :)

Arva Jay

Don't understand the big deal about wearing deodorant and breast feeding. Doesn't she have silicone or saline breasts? If so I would be more concerned about that.

BabyTeki BabyTeki

I never even thought about it before

Krist... KristinRox

Yes I wore it. I dont think it even occured to me that its something I should stop using while breastfeeding. 

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