Breastfeeding & pesticides.
I am an agricultural worker in British Columbia. Picking cherries begins my season followed by apples & grapes.
Because they are soft fruit pesticides are used. My baby is 15 months, is eating solid foods for every meal but still breastfeeds throughout the day & night.
I want to continue to breastfeed, but I am scared of the effects of the pesticides.
I plan to wear pants, long sleeved shirts & a mask. I will shower before holding & feeding her.
But I wonder if that will be enough? I am trying to wean her & hope to have her down to only night time feedings by the time I start, but she has no interest in slowing down. I do not want to stop but need to return to work. Please share any information you may have.
a concerned Mother.