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Breastfeeding Spray Tan Fail: Baby Ends Up With '5 O'Clock Shadow'

31/07/2015 10:53 BST | Updated 31/07/2015 11:59 BST

A breastfeeding mum has revealed how she accidentally ended up giving her baby the appearance of having 5’oclock shadow.

Gemma Colley revealed her “epic fail” on Facebook blog The Unmumsy Mum.

Colley confessed: “From one mum to another, I’d like to let you know about my epic fail of fails.

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“Yesterday I had a spray tan, a few hours later I breastfed my little boy. Cue 5 o’clock shadow and a very guilty mummy.

“Lesson to you all. Don’t do this.”

The post was accompanied by a somewhat unimpressed looking baby with a dark smudge on his face.

The post has gone viral – earning nearly 150,000 “likes” and almost 40,000 shares.

Colley later reassured viewers by subsequently posting “photo evidence that tonight’s feed was much less orange.”

Online support group The Breastfeeding Place writes: "Sunless tanning has also shown no evidence to be harmful to a nursing baby.

"This includes self-tanning lotions as well as spray tans and airbrush tans. It is recommended to avoid the nipples and areola when applying. Also allow the sunless tanning product to dry completely for at least an hour before nursing your baby."

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