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Is it safe to Tattoo while breastfeeding?

Patient: Is it safe to get a tattoo while breast feeding my newborn?

 

 

Doctor: The ink used for tattoos is completely safe and does not pose any health risk to a breastfeeding baby. Through there may be other concerns like infection at the site of the tattoo and transmission of hepatitis B, C and HIV.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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