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How long after consuming alcohoic beverages can you breastfeed again?

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Asked by britney917 at 10:21 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • LIKE 24 TO 48 HOURS

    Answer by proudmommy01227 at 10:23 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • So if I went out friday night I should be good to breastfeed by monday?

    Comment by britney917 (original poster) at 10:25 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • If you are safe to drive you are safe to breastfeed. Your breasts don't store alcohol in them.

    1 drink- safe to feed
    2 drinks, wait 2-3 hours
    3 drinks, wait 5-6 hours

    Answer by ecodani at 10:30 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I agree with ecodani, my pediatrician said wait one hour per drink.

    Answer by kbakeman at 11:23 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • You are good to nurse as soon as you are "legally" sober. Alcohol exits your milk at the same time it leaves your bloodstream... so, unless you've ever actually been drunk for 48 hours, and plan to do it again, don't wait that long.

    Answer by LeanneC at 2:12 AM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • I've always gone by the safe to drive; safe to nurse.

    Answer by Kristen1010 at 9:59 AM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • my ped also said if your safe to drive your safe to feed and 1 hr per drink

    Answer by veronicamw at 12:33 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • One to two drinks, you can usually nurse (unless that amount gets you drunk). Any more then that, wait 2-3 hours per drink. Basically, don't nurse if you are drunk/highly buzzed, if you can (legally) drive, you can nurse safely. No need to pump and dump, that's just a waste of time, milk and energy. ONLY pump if you need to do so to relieve engorgement or keep up supply. Alcohol leaves the milk as it does the blood. Pumping will not rid your milk of alcohol any faster, only time can do that.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:28 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

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