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When should I dump the milk after consuming alcohol?

I just went to Las Vegas and had a drink for the first time since before my son was born. i just want to know which milk I dump? The one after the drink? One hour or two or what?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:21 AM on Jul. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • if you had more than one drink u pump and dump it for 24 hours, i misundersstood what i was told and dumped the first one and nursed after that. (i only had 3 beers)
    my 4 week old son got drunk and slept 6 hrs...OOPS
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 AM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • PUMP AND DUMP IS AN OLD WIVES TALE!!! No need to pump and dump UNLESS you are missing a feeding while out and need to keep up your supply. Alcohol leaves your milk as it does your blood stream (and we don't have to pump that out). The rule is too drunk to drive too drunk to breastfeed.

    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 8:45 AM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • One drink? Go ahead and nurse. You never need to pump and dump. Its more of a wait it out situation. More then 2 drinks? Wait 2-3 hrs PER DRINK before nursing again. Pumping and dumping will do nothing but waste time, energy and milk.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:55 AM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Safe to drive safe to feed! You only need to pump and dump for pain relief but with only 1 drink you shouldnt have to p&d at all.
    sk_tennyson

    Answer by sk_tennyson at 8:56 AM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • heres info for you...no need to pump and dump unless TRASHED and thats only because feedings would be missed...its not to clear the milk of alcohol
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle/alcohol.html
    http://www.breast-feeding-information.com/breastfeeding-and-alcohol.php
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/alcohol.html
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 6:09 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

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