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Old 11-04-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Lavender and breast buds in babies?

DD had her 12 mo well check today. I had noticed she has tiny little breast buds, but didn't think much of it. DH had noticed too but didn't know how to bring it up. Anyway, while we were at the ped, she asked us randomly if we use any lavender lotions or anything. I said we don't very much, but DH said he's been using the lavender wash and lotion on her that we have (I didn't think he was using it very often, although I knew we had it). Anyway, she said she asked because she had been talking to a hormone specialist, and was told that the specialist had noticed a connection between breast buds in baby girls and the use of lavender products. The ped said she looked around and didn't find any concrete info about this, but suggested we stop using those products (no problem for us!)

Anyway, any thoughts/info/links/experiences with this?

ETA I did find some info on lavender and tto being linked to breast growth in boys, as it inhibits androgen and mimics estrogen

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Old 11-05-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Re: Lavender and breast buds in babies?

interesting!!! We've used it in the past but not on a regular basis

..I wonder...If I start rubbing lavendar all over..will it make mine grow too?
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:23 AM   #3
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Re: Lavender and breast buds in babies?

Thanks for posting this...I will get rid of my lavendar stuff. I thought that dd just had little boobies b/c she is chubby. hehehe
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Re: Lavender and breast buds in babies?

WOW TTO for boys too I'll def remember that... Thanks for posting!!
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interesting!!! We've used it in the past but not on a regular basis

..I wonder...If I start rubbing lavendar all over..will it make mine grow too?
lol, well, I took dd's lavender stuff and moved it to my bathroom.

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Thanks for posting this...I will get rid of my lavendar stuff. I thought that dd just had little boobies b/c she is chubby. hehehe
yeah, my dd is really skinny, and I still didn't think anything of it

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WOW TTO for boys too I'll def remember that... Thanks for posting!!
yeah, that part scared me a bit. But it says that after a few months of not using the questionable products, all effects were gone.
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Re: Lavender and breast buds in babies?

I don't use lavender and all my babies, boys and girls, had breast buds for seven or eight months. Sounds like your ped was postulating a hypothesis not asserting a fact. They are due to the mom's hormone levels not from products applied later. I would not worry too much about lavender or breast buds for that matter.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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I don't use lavender and all my babies, boys and girls, had breast buds for seven or eight months. Sounds like your ped was postulating a hypothesis not asserting a fact. They are due to the mom's hormone levels not from products applied later. I would not worry too much about lavender or breast buds for that matter.
Yes, she was saying she couldn't find any concrete info on lavender and baby girls, but the link I posted does show that there is a definite link between lavender (and tto) and boys developing breast buds. There is a lot more info out there, I just posted one link. If it can affect boys like that, I would think it could affect girls as well.

I have an awesome ped, and she wouldn't have brought it up for no reason. I'm certainly not too worried about it, but would rather be safe than sorry! Especially if there's a possible hormone connection.
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Re: Lavender and breast buds in babies?

Bump for updates- did they go away? I'm having the same issue with my Lo
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I don't use lavender and all my babies, boys and girls, had breast buds for seven or eight months. Sounds like your ped was postulating a hypothesis not asserting a fact. They are due to the mom's hormone levels not from products applied later. I would not worry too much about lavender or breast buds for that matter.
I asked my ped about this as well and was told it was just the hormone levels from mom, they did go away no issues.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #10
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Re: Lavender and breast buds in babies?

I think something that was surmised from 3 boys using these oils really doesn't indicate anything. Prepubertal gynecomastia often goes away on it's own anyway.
http://roberttisserand.com/2013/02/l...ot-estrogenic/
http://www.naha.org/articles/Tissera...stia2_2007.pdf
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