Watch that bubblebath, it may give your boy breasts

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Development/Milestones: Babies

Huh? I saw this headline and couldn't quite believe it. But it appears that lavender and tee tree oil can, in very rare cases, cause gynecomastia in young boys.

The essential oils have become popular for use in bath oils, lotions and shampoos. There is a chemical in the oils that the body processes as if it were estrogen, thus the breast growth in young boys.

Luckily the breasts disappear once the oils are no longer used. And as stated above, the occurrence of gynecomastia is very rare. All the same, I think we'll stick to Mr. Bubble for Devon.
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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