is it harmful to breast feed and have a drink of alcohal for new years ?Answer Question
Answer by alejandra559 at 11:57 AM on Dec. 27, 2009
Answer by gypsymama532 at 12:15 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
gypsy mama is right....If your drunk and pump and dump its still not safe to BF. Its not safe until your liver has cleaned the alcohol from your body. Just pump some beforehand....and don't have more than 2 drinks. Nurse your baby right before you have a drink and than use the pumped milk at the next feeding..by the time the baby is hungry again your body should be clean.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
There is no need to pump and dump. The alcohol leaves your breastmilk as it leaves your blood. So basically, whatever your blood alcohol level is is the level of alcohol there is actually in your milk. One drink is absolutely fine. The basic rule of thumb is that if you are ok to drive you are ok to nurse.
Dr. Jack Newman, member of the LLLI Health Advisory Council, says this in his handout "More Breastfeeding Myths":
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.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 1:40 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
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