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Is it better to drink while pregnant or while breastfeeding?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Aug. 23, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Depends. Do you want your precious baby drunk before she's born or after?

    The answer is neither. If you can't stay away from alcohol while nursing, then you have no business nursing.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:04 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Neither??
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 7:57 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • alcohol?? breastfeeding if you HAD to choose, but you dont BF your baby while you are wasted and trashed.. you pump ahead of time and give them a bottle of your BF.....

    what a dumb idea to drink alcohol while pregnant.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 7:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • NEITHER!! y would u want to do that anyway? u know it will hurt the baby no matter what.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • At no time during pregnancy is it ok to drink.... EVER. Drinking while you are breastfeeding is also stupid, but in your defense, there is a thing called "pump and dump". After you first starting drinking, all the way until 24 hours after you stopped drinking, you have to dump your pumped milk.... Now doesn't that seem like a complete waste of your baby's vital breastmilk?? I think you should bottle feed that baby and go to AA.
    5littleangels

    Answer by 5littleangels at 8:14 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • bfing. it's still not good for the baby but one drink won't affect him/her enough to do any damage. If your gonna go get trashed then definitely wait till after baby's born and be prepared to either pump a whole lot so you have some bmilk for the 24 hour period the pp mentioned, or have some formula on hand!
    Definitely don't drink while your pregnant.. please!!!!!!!
    kristal2146

    Answer by kristal2146 at 8:28 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • while breastfeeding. pumping and dumping isn't necessary because the alcohol metabolizes out of your breast milk after a while. you just have to wait a few hours (depending on how much you've had to drink) and then can breastfeed again. in the mean time you could feed pumped milk. there are many great web sites, try searching on kellymom.com. drinking while pregnant, unless it's a very small amount, like a small glass of wine, is agreed to be harmful. when it comes to small amounts, like a glass of wine, doctors and scientists seem to disagree.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Drinking while pregnant is BAD any way you look at it You should talk to you doctor about a glass of wine to help relax but that is it there is a wonderful orgnization the LA LECHE LEAGUE sorry about the spelling I am not so good at it lol but the group is nation wide and they were very helpful when i breast fed all 5 of my children not at once lol but they will help out any mom breast feeding, with any and all you questions. just rember when breast feeding. Your baby is what you eat or drink so the pump and dump if you are eating spicy or drinking booze is what you should do
    karmamocha

    Answer by karmamocha at 8:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • please do your research on this pump and dump thing ladies because i have read on several sites, some of which link to good research, that you DO NOT have to pump and dump, just wait until it metabolized out of your milk. of course it doesn't hurt to pump and dump but i personally didn't have fun pumping. it's just more work that you don't ahve to do.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • why do you have to Pump and dump when eating spicy food?
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 8:44 PM on Aug. 23, 2009