when is it ok to start breastfeeding aftr youve drank?Answer Question
Answer by joycegina at 1:32 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by DomoniqueWS at 1:34 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by TezMoM at 1:37 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
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Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:04 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
"In general, if you are sober enough to drive, you are sober enough to breastfeed. Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Alcohol peaks in mom's blood and milk approximately 1/2-1 hour after drinking (but there is considerable variation from person to person, depending upon how much food was eaten in the same time period, mom's body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Alcohol does not accumulate in breastmilk, but leaves the milk as it leaves the blood; so when your blood alcohol levels are back down, so are your milk alcohol levels."
I have NEVER heard anything about a 24 hour "rule" forone drink.
La Leche League's The Breastfeeding Answer Book (pp. 597-598) says:
Alcohol passes freely into mother's milk and has been found to peak about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption, 60 to 90 minutes when taken with food. Alcohol also freely passes out of a mother's milk and her system. It takes a 120 pound woman about two to three hours to eliminate from her body the alcohol in one serving of beer or wine...the more alcohol that is consumed, the longer it takes for it to be eliminated. It takes up to 13 hours for a 120 pound woman to eliminate the alcohol from one high-alcohol drink. The effects of alcohol on the breastfeeding baby are directly related to the amount the mother consumes.
And Lastly, Pumping and Dumping does nothing but waste milk. When your body metabolises the alcohol it will naturally eliminate it from your milk and it is perfectly safe to nurse.
"What happens to the alcohol in the breastmilk? Do you need to pump and dump? The milk-alcohol level will be based on your blood-alcohol level. As your body metabolizes the excess alcohol and the blood alcohol slowly decreases, so will the milk level. You generally don’t have to pump and dump, unless you need to prevent engorgement. When the effects of the alcohol have worn off, then it is fine to nurse again."
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Answer by san78 at 9:17 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by AmiJanell at 9:34 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
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