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Breast feeding and Alcohol

Ok you late night Cafemomers, I just had my first margrita I two years. My question is is the two hours after the last sip?

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Asked by ednaamelia at 1:29 AM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's whenever you feel completely sober. Typically 2 hours from the start of the drink... but everyone is different, so going by the way you feel is more accurate. 1 drink doesn't always require any wait time, it depends on you.

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:33 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I think you should be okay. I agree you have to go by how you feel. And good for you having some mom time, You always need to take some time for yourself. Good Luck!

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 1:37 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • The basic recommendation is 1 hour for every drink. Now if it was a strong drink you might want to wait longer...if it was a normal one an hour is probably fine.

    I had a mararita for my birthday on Saturday. I nursed about an hour later.

    If you are worried there are alcohol test strips that they sell at the pharmacy to test your milk.

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 2:42 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • You don't have to wait two hours. Really, you don't. And the strips will come up positive for alcohol if you haven't had ONE drink... don't trust them.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:59 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Thanks guys

    Comment by ednaamelia (original poster) at 11:36 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Well it took me 2 and a half hours to feel completely sober. I guess it was a strong margarita.

    Comment by ednaamelia (original poster) at 11:46 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • i think i read that 2 hrs after is fine.

    Answer by sharisse at 10:48 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • 2 hours for a strong margerita seems right

    Answer by missmidlomom at 9:40 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Just one drink? You can nurse when you need to. One drink is fine. Usually even 2 drinks is fine. After that, I say, wait 2-3 hrs per drink before nursing.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:27 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I agreeu should be alright

    Answer by Brandensmomm423 at 10:34 PM on Aug. 12, 2011

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