Oops! Lucky for us, the good-natured Colley shared her self-described "epic fail of fails" on The Unmumsy Mum's Facebook page, writing, "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." Naturally, the Internet has totally embraced the photo: As of this writing, it's been shared over 43,000 times and liked by 161,560 people.
Of course, there's no telling how many of those people may also have been a little freaked out at the sight of Baby Colley's face smeared with a bunch of chemicals. Rest assured, it looks worse than it probably is. "There isn't any research that we're aware of about whether artificial tanning products affect infants, but since this is a one-time event with a limited amount of product, it probably isn't harmful," says Diana West, IBCLC, director of media relations for La Leche League International. "The most important takeaway is that the tanning product shows that this mother responded to her baby's need to nurse, which is always a wonderful thing."
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