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Painting and fumes
By Jo-Anne Lawless, HCA, LC

Jo-Anne LawlessQ. If I were to paint a room (and therefore be exposed to significant paint fumes), would those find their way into my milk?

A. It depends on the type of paint you're using. Generally, whatever makes it into your body is going to make it into your milk, sometimes in small quantities, sometimes in larger quantities. Apparently,most paints are low-fumes now, especially latex, and you could wear a mask as well, but for total safety, pass the whole job along to your dh, and go out to the park with the babe while he's working. There's no sense exposing yourselves to toxins if you don't have to.

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