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how long should i wait to breastfeed after drinking

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Asked by newbiemommie27 at 8:29 AM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My doctor told me to wait 24 hours and then it would be fine.

    Answer by m0_mommy at 8:32 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I've always heard that 2 hours is the minimum you should wait but then again that was proven untrue for me. I went to lunch and had not even 3/4 of a margarita. I had 2 bottles pumped for my son that I was able to give him in the meantime. It had to have been atleast 6 hours later that I put him back on my breast and the poor baby had projectile spit up like you wouldn't believe. I felt awful and never drank again until I was done breastfeeding. This isn't the case for everyone, just sharing my story.

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 8:35 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • How about saving the drinking until after the baby is weaned?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:48 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • it depends on how much you drink and how small you are.

    Answer by aguerra13 at 8:48 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I've heard a range of "theories"...
    I've heard 24hrs...I've heard just until the effects wear off of you, it should be fine...
    and I've also heard you don't have to wait at all, because there isn't really a lot of alcohol that goes through your milk...

    I would say ask your doctor.

    Answer by -mrs.mamma- at 8:53 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • If you're safe enough to drive, you're safe to nurse. 1 drink should be fine. If you're getting toasted, I sure hope someone else is taking care of your baby. Me though, I will sometimes have a drink with dinner, but if I want one or two more (that's all I will drink) I wait unto she goes to bed.

    Answer by Christina807 at 8:55 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • One to two drinks, you can nurse. Any more then that, wait 2-3 hours PER DRINK before nursing again.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:59 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I had to take some meds when I was BF and waited at least 48 hours...

    Answer by Judmr at 12:45 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • 2 hours per serving of alcohol, though i've heard one is fine.

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:40 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • If you are sober enough to drive, then you are sober enough to nurse.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:37 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

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