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If I have one alcoholic beverage how long do i have to wait to nurse my daughter??

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Asked by Amanduh87 at 4:53 PM on Jun. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • at least 2 hrs if you only had one drink

    Answer by Dom123123 at 4:55 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • I was told during my breastfeeding class that you could breastfeed when needed that alcohol doesn't transfer to breast milk

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 4:56 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • A good rule of thumb is 'if you can drive you can breastfeed'

    Answer by Wistful at 5:01 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • *safe to drive, safe to nurse* is a good rule of thumb for nursing mothers. I wait 1-2 hours usually though :) Alcohol leaves your milk the same time it leaves your blood stream BUT it enters your milk at a very tiny percentage, like 1 or 2 percent...


    Answer by celticreverie at 5:26 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • You don't. Not with only one drink.

    If you get stinking drunnk...THEN you need to wait till you're sober.


    Answer by gdiamante at 5:45 PM on Jun. 5, 2009


    if you can drive you can nurse.

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 5:48 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Sometimes I would nurse and then have my drink so that by the time she wanted to nurse again I would feel comfortable with it.

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 5:49 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • One drink, I wouldn't wait. Maybe more then 2, wait 2-3 hrs PER drink. (this is just MY general rule)

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:49 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • My lactation consultant told me I could have two drinks without worrying about pumping and dumping.

    Answer by danielp at 6:54 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • i would only worry about nursing if you were to tie one on, just one drink would not harm a healthy baby. If you have a special diet I would wait 2 hours or pump and dump.

    Answer by vsrillo at 7:11 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

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