[ARTICLE] Essential Baby: Breastfeeding tatoos, Getting more Popular; January 24th 2017

After all the challenges of breastfeeding, Deidre wanted to “celebrate” her breastfeeding journey.

“I had provided hundreds of litres of milk for my own three children and had helped feed three others, so it was something that I felt passionate about and wanted to remember forever,” she says.

So, last year, she got a breastfeeding tattoo on her chest:

Amanda Bude, a midwife from Groovy Babies, says yet others choose a breastfeeding photo shoot.

As for the tattoos, Amanda thinks they act as a permanent memory of that sense of “achievement and connection” a mother feels through breastfeeding.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and get a tattoo, she says you should think carefully about whether you want to get it done while still breastfeeding.

She says health professionals often advise waiting until your baby is one year old before getting inked, due to potential infection risks. And Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) explains that getting tattoos increase the risk of bacterial infections

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Amanda Bude Interview with Tuutu Baby Box

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