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breastfeeding question????

I drank 1 beer about 3 hours ago right after i fed my baby. didn't feel anything from the beer. Is it ok to pump and still use this milk??

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Asked by staciaw at 12:17 AM on Mar. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • It would have been okay 3 hrs ago. 1 beer is nothing.

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 12:35 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • The rule generally is that it takes 1 hour for every drink (glass of beer, shot, etc) for your body to metabolize it. One beer a few hours ago, you should be perfectly fine to use the milk.

    Answer by AK_aries at 12:36 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • ok thanks ladies!

    Answer by staciaw at 12:38 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Yes, it is not as if beer concentrates in your milk; it is present at the same level as the rest of your body.

    Answer by happytexasCM at 10:41 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • 1-2 drinks is generally fine to nurse, and anything more then that, you should wait 2-3 hrs per drink before nursing again.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:18 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

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