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i breast feed for 2 weeks then my milk had dried up. then about 2 week later is was like niagra falls. my milk came right back. when my milk dried i thought i would be ok to drink so i did. can i give my son the breast milk that i have now??? and what can i do for the tinderness that i have that i didn't have before??? the breast cream is not working eather is a hot shower.

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Asked by Kyle_wify at 9:48 PM on Dec. 9, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • alcohol metabolizes the same way in your milk as it does in your blood. no need to do any pump and dump. as ling as you haven't drank in the past three to five hours you should be fine. as for the tenderness, just nurse as much as you can. It's the best medicine. good luck!

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • depends on how much you drink. one drink a day is fine, but more than that you have to wait 48 hours before giving them the breast milk. And tenderness is just gonna happen.... your breast will get use to it eventually

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 9:56 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • The alcohol leaves your breast milk at the same rate it leaves your blood. It takes about 1 hour per drink. I don't know where this 48 hour thing came from, but that's just not true. Your milk should be fine to give the baby. :)

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 9:59 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • thats what the hospital said and the doctors

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 10:01 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • alcohol is out of your system within hours - 1 hour per drink. feed that boy that wonderful stuff you make!!

    Answer by teri4lance at 10:27 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Sorry, but that is incorrect, Zacharysmommy. Here is some info from Dr.Sears website:

    "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. "

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:29 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • as long as you wait a couple of hours after u finish drinking,..then your little boy can have all that nutrious milk!!!

    Answer by amysmomma505 at 11:05 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • It's not an hour per drink, it depends entirely on your body. Some people can drink a six pack and still be within the legal limit while others can have one drink and be sloshed. Wait a few hours, then go ahead and feed (unless you drank a LOT, then I would pump and dump)!

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 11:07 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • It's typically fine to nurse 2-3 hrs after a drink. That's average. No need to pump and dump though, just don't nurse until you feel sober.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:22 AM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • it is still an hour per drink for metabolism. just because some people have built up a resistance to alcohol doesn't change their blood alcohol level, it simply changes their level of impairment.

    Answer by teri4lance at 9:42 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

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