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how many times shoud i pump and dump after drinking alcohol?

I had 12 beers last night and finished drinking at 3:30am.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (10)
  • You aren't supposed to pump and dump.
    There is no need to pump & dump milk after drinking alcohol, other than for mom's comfort -- pumping & dumping does not speed the elimination of alcohol from the milk
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle/alcohol.html
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 4:56 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • wel youre supposed to wait an hour after a drink, what tie did you start drinking?
    wisteriastars

    Answer by wisteriastars at 4:29 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • started drinking at 9pm
    Dino2

    Answer by Dino2 at 4:30 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • u shouldnt give baby breast milk for 24 hrs
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • until you no longer feel a buzz or wait 2 hours after the last drink unless you got drunk then I would do the whole day.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 4:32 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • There is no need to pump & dump milk after drinking alcohol, other than for mom's comfort -- pumping & dumping does not speed the elimination of alcohol from the milk.

    In general, if you are sober enough to drive, you are sober enough to breastfeed. Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Alcohol peaks in mom's blood and milk approximately 1/2-1 hour after drinking (but there is considerable variation from person to person, depending upon how much food was eaten in the same time period, mom's body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Alcohol does not accumulate in breastmilk, but leaves the milk as it leaves the blood; so when your blood alcohol levels are back down, so are your milk alcohol levels.


    Meshell7

    Answer by Meshell7 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • thank you very much everyone!
    Dino2

    Answer by Dino2 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 1, 2009


  • Always keep in mind the baby's age when considering the effect of alcohol. A newborn has a very immature liver, so minute amounts of alcohol would be more of a burden. Up until around 3 months of age, infants detoxify alcohol at around half the rate of an adult. An older baby or toddler can metabolize the alcohol more quickly.
    Meshell7

    Answer by Meshell7 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • my baby is only 6 weeks old! are you sure, Meshell7? I hate to pump & dump, but want my baby to be safe (obviously) and i consider breast mild, gold....
    Dino2

    Answer by Dino2 at 4:40 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Alcohol is in and out of your breast milk in 24 hours, but to be safe you might want to pump once after that 24 hour period just to make sure.
    happyathomemum

    Answer by happyathomemum at 4:41 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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