ok so my baby is due in nov and i turn 21 in feb i want to go out to a bar and have a few drinks with my hubby but im planning on bf the baby, so i was wondering has anyone bought and used those breastmilk strips to detcet if thier is any alcohol in your breastmilk? are the accurate, were they easy to use, did you like useing them?? any info you know of would b helpful. i dont go back to the ob til the 1st of july and ill ask her then but im wondering what your thoughts are?
Answer by coala at 9:49 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by mkdirector2011 at 9:59 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 10:09 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Ack, there is so much bad breastfeeding advice around here. No wonder so many women have a hard time doing it.
Pump and dump does nothing except relieve the pressure in your breasts. Alcohol leaves your breast milk the same way it leaves your blood. If while you are drinking you become engorged and need to relieve the pressure, that is when you pump and dump.
You are perfectly safe to bf with a killer hangover. You may not enjoy it, but it is perfectly safe for your child. Keep in mind a hangover is usually a sign of dehydration, which isn't a good thing when bfing.
Safe to drive safe to nurse, and not safe to drive as in "I will be oooook" Safe to drive as in you would pass a breathelizer test, and those limits are a lot lower than some people realize.
Answer by Candi1024 at 10:32 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 10:10 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
If you are sobor enough to drive you are sober enough to breast feed. I would not make a habit of drinking though until your LO is weaned. alcohol is dehydrtaing and dehydration is not good for supply.
Answer by But_Mommie at 9:50 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 10:00 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by attap5 at 10:29 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 9:59 AM on Jun. 9, 2011