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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.

 
keisha613

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.
    coder_chick

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

  • I wouldn't recommend it.
    butterflyblue19

    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 :)
    mom2twobabes

    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.
    SleepingBeautee

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

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