I had a baby 4 weeks ago and for the holidays i really want to have a glass of wine for dinner, i am BF and how do i pump n dump.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 7:32 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
You don't! There is absolutely no reason to pump and dump UNLESS you are tipsy and missing a feeding. Pump and dump to keep up supply but as far as getting the alcohol "out" that is an old wives tale. Alcohol leaves milk as it does your blood (there is no need for a transfusion). The rule of thumb is too drunk to drive too drunk to breastfeed. Enjoy your glass of wine right after baby's feeding and you should be all set by the next feeding.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 7:38 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
I think that if you are only planning on ONE glass of wine, just be sure to feed your baby first, then give him a bottle for the next feeding while you use the breast pump to extract as much as you can. Dump it down the drain, and you can probably safely feed your baby again for the next feeding....If you want to drink significant more than ONE drink, ask your pediatrician. He will not think you are a "bad mom", he will respect that you want the very best for your baby =)
Answer by christyg at 7:39 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
I will never understand the argument that ensues about drinking and breastfeeding. As a breastfeeding mother we are constantly adhering and touting the facts about breastfeeding and quoting medical journal after medical journal. Not one of the breastfeeding resources you will run into will tell you you can't drink responsibly while breastfeeding. Why make it harder then it has to be and go against all the advice from the amazing doctors that we quote time and time again?
As one of the leading doctors in the breastfeeding fields says "Reasonable alcohol intake should not be discouraged at all. As is the case with most drugs, very little alcohol comes out in the milk. The mother can take some alcohol and continue breastfeeding as she normally does. Prohibiting alcohol is another way we make life unnecessarily restrictive for nursing mothers."
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