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Can you give blood if you are breastfeeding?

Our synagogue is having a blood drive this weekend and I'm thinking about donating.


Asked by keisha613 at 2:16 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in Health

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  • As long as you're over 6 weeks post-partum, and you're otherwise healthy... YES! I did MANY times.

    Answer by coder_chick at 3:35 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I wouldn't recommend it.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:18 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I wouldn't b/c it depletes you so much and you need to be there for the baby first. There will be other times to donate :)

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 2:18 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I talked to a phlebotomist friend of mine when I was BF and she said yes, but not for the first three months. They don't want it to interrupt your supply. Also make sure to drink extra water and eat an extra snack.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:19 PM on Aug. 13, 2010