Follow The Stir

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

by Kiri Blakeley on January 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM

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?


Image via PacificCoastNews

Comments

71
  • Dee
    -- Nonmember comment from

    Dee

    January 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM
    My only child is a teen but I still limit my deodorant use. To me it's less about what's in the deodorant than that it prevents my body from releasing toxins it's meant to, I once heard the theory that this is why we have more breast cancer than men. They apply it to the hair not skin and it's more deodorant than antiperspirant. But we apply it to skin and prevents the toxin release and often the nodes under the arms are heavy involved in breast cancer. I apply once a day-no more even if I'm working out or sweaty, I just sweat it out in the evening. I just can't do none in my office job, or I might
  • Wheep...
    --

    Wheepingchree

    January 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    I don't really wear deoderant ever. Sometimes Tom's.  I think it's weird that people are offended by a natural human odor. If you bathe on a daily basis, you shouldn't smell bad.


  • Cassa...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Cassandra Huber

    January 18, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Not wearing deodorant means you are disgusting. It is rude to make other people smell your unwashed body. Stop making excuses for being gross...theres chemicals in this and that so we cannot use it....I'm allergic to that....THERE"S CHEMICALS THAT ARE HARMFUL IN EVERYTHING!!!! Get over it!!!! 


  • blue82
    --

    blue82

    January 18, 2013 at 7:53 PM
    I DO NOT WEAR DEODORANT AND I AM NOT DISGUSTING happy to say I'm lucky to not smell unwashed and my natural odor smells just fine ;D trust I will wear it if I had the under stinky ARM odor but nope so not everyone has to wear it. Your job has a mother is to keep your kids away from whatever maybe harmful to them if she believes its the toxins kuddos to her I strictly breast fed for a year for my babies immune system is it wrong for me to not give her formula. Just saying mothers will try and do everything and anything possible to protect your babies health etc.
  • 2nino...
    --

    2ninos4me

    January 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM
    Ive bf both of my sons and never thought about the deodorant thing but no i dont care , i like to feel fresh , clean and not stink so i wont risk stinking for worrying about a thing that is not even " proven "
  • fave82
    --

    fave82

    January 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM
    Just cause you can't smell yourself, doesnt mean you dont stink.. It just means you're used to it... Just sayin.
  • fave82
    --

    fave82

    January 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM
    Just cause you can't smell yourself, doesnt mean you dont stink.. It just means you're used to it... Just sayin.
  • jessi...
    --

    jessicasmom1

    January 18, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    I refuse to go around stinking 


  • tuffy...
    --

    tuffymama

    January 18, 2013 at 8:21 PM
    I don't wear deodorant. I spritz my pits with vodka and essential oils, and occasionally give them a wipe with coconut oil, a natural antifungal which helps to moisturize. DH checks my pits (at my request) before we leave the house, and so far, so good. I had a cyst in my armpit when I was pg with LO, and the doc said it was probably from my deodorant. So I quit using it.

    I don't know if you're trying to be funny, Kiri, but your tone needs some work. You seem to make a whole lot of assumptions about everything, and then assume you are right. Maybe you will grow out of it...? Just because someone doesn't wear deodorant doesn't mean they're stinky, foul, filthy beasts inflicting their odor on others. Eating a clean diet, getting your hormones balanced, and using natural body care products all go far in keeping a healthy body from stinking under normal circumstances. For others, there is homemade deodorant of arrowroot, baking soda, essential oils and coconut oil. There are crystal rock deodorants in solid and liquid form. You don't have to be stinky to avoid absorbing parabens, antifreeze, formaldehyde and aluminum.
  • tuffy...
    --

    tuffymama

    January 18, 2013 at 8:23 PM
    I'm LOLing at Cassandra's FEAR of smelling another human being's actual skin scent. hehehehehehehehehehehehehe
1-10 of 71 comments

To leave a comment, log in as a CafeMom member:

Log In

OR, use our non-member comment form: