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Q&A: Effects of tear gas on breast milk?

I will be exposed to tear gas in military training. Will it affect my breastfeeding baby?

Re: I will be exposed to tear gas in military training. Will it affect my breastfeeding baby?

The Bump Expert

According to a brochure for Army women by Tammy Anderson, a family nurse practitioner student at the University of Kansas, "The relative half-life [of CS, CN, or OC gas] is very short." Meaning it will pass through your system relatively quickly. She recommends waiting four to eight hours after exposure to breastfeed.

Also, after you're exposed to tear gas, be sure to wash your skin and hair thoroughly with soap and water, and put on clean clothes so you don't transmit the chemical residue to baby.

Erin van Vuuren

Q&A: Effects of tear gas on breast milk?

The people responsible for holding the military trainings could exempt you from the training so you won`t be exposed to tear gas. My husband also takes part at such trainings, I know this when the night before he packs his stuff in his cases bought at www.casesbypelican.com website. Actually he likes going there because he has a lot of fun with his friends.

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