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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Margaret Seda

i stand by deodorant. I don't think you can keep every toxin away from your child no matter what you do so why stink? Although after reading this, I can't help but wonder what chocolate deodorant would smell like.lol.

nonmember avatar Sasha

But she will breastfeed with implants in??? That makes a lot of sense.

nonmember avatar CruisNrN

Well, she can do that because she does not have a normal job to where she has to go everyday like a 9-5 that most of us have. If she was in an office or working around others she definitely would have to get a hold on her hygiene. To each it's own. I could never go without deorderant. I sweat a lot and get very tangy. I've worked next to people with horrible BO and it's not fair to others who have to smell them.

nonmember avatar chris

I would still lick her asshole clean

Leila Sprague

I'm sorry, but not wearing deodorant is just gross. It's not okay to subject poor, innocent people to your funk. As other readers have pointed out, there are natural versions out there that you can try, if you're so worried about all of the chemicals. There are chemicals in everything - worrying about every little thing will drive you straight to the psych ward!

Gretchen Brunati

I'm sorry that is just disgusting. There is NO excuse for this. Why should we suffer and have to smell your gagging BO?! I'm expecting and you can bet on me wearing deodorant...EVERYDAY!

nonmember avatar Summer

I felt the same way after giving birth and went on a long journey in trying to give up aluminum ridden antiperspirant/deodorant without smelling BO-y. Long (stinky) story short, this deodorant cream is THE answer: http://www.soapwallakitchen.com/product/deodorant-cream.

On a side note. I would give up wearing deodorant if it would keep Scott Disick away from me too...

nonmember avatar Traci

Um.. there is a deoderant that is ALL natural. You can buy it at Mothers Market. Earth Science, Alvera, etc..... They are out there. What a stupid thing to do

hexxuss hexxuss

From experience or working with many cultures - food can play a HUGE factor in B.O.  Even people who shower daily can reek to high heaven if they eat certain diets - and they don't ever notice how bad they smell, only the rest of us do.  I've personally never felt the need to experiement to find out if I smell - I use the pit stick on a regular basis.  I guess to each their own, but if someone else approaches you and says you reek, and you don't wear deodorant - don't be offended, they're probably telling the truth (especially if you live in a hot climate like I do, and you go outside to smoke all the time - double-nasty whammy *gags*). 

nonmember avatar Lala

Kourtbey doesn't wear deodorant because she is breastfeeding. However she paints her nails and dyes her hair. How chemical free is that?

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