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Alcohol and Breastfeeding?

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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I'd like a glass of wine or two this weekend, but I'm exclusively pumping for twins in the NICU, so obviously I don't want to risk ANYthing. If it's a bad idea then I'll do without.. it's not that big of a deal.

BUT, I plan on breastfeeding for a year. So with twins, plus my 6 and 5yo, necessary wine will likely be in my future. 😂
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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A glass is fine. They also have alcohol detector strips now, if you're worried. They're only like $10 a box. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:11 AM
This. The other night between 9pm- 1145 I had 3 mixed drinks and a beer. I was fine to nurse my 1 month old at 1 am.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

A glass is fine. They also have alcohol detector strips now, if you're worried. They're only like $10 a box. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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I would not drink till you are done breastfeeding.  

emandab
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:21 AM
Lol why?

Quoting Anonymous 3:

I would not drink till you are done breastfeeding.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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Someone who needs alcohol that bad has an issue.  Just don't drink.  It is pretty simple.  


Quoting emandab: Lol why?
Quoting Anonymous 3:

I would not drink till you are done breastfeeding.  


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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No no no.
A glass or two is fine once babies are over 3 months old. Before then their livers are immature and it is possible for even a small amount passing into the milk to cause damage.
Your babies are in the nicu? I absolutely would not risk it.
In addition, your supply is still regulating and Alcohol consumption inhibits letdown and can cause babies to be extra sleepy.
emandab
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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Lmao okay.

Quoting Anonymous 3:

Someone who needs alcohol that bad has an issue.  Just don't drink.  It is pretty simple.  

Quoting emandab: Lol why?

Quoting Anonymous 3:

I would not drink till you are done breastfeeding.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:25 AM
One glass of wine? You're totally fine. With NICUS babies, you could toss the first pump after drinking just to be extra safe.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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Completely unnecessary from a safety standpoint. Alcohol doesn't stay in the breast milk forever. It gets metabolized just like it does in your body.

Quoting Anonymous 3:

I would not drink till you are done breastfeeding.  

rebeccasmommy09
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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I’m nursing my newborn and will have a glass several nights a week. She gets very little in the milk. The rule of thumb is if you’re safe to drive, you’re safe to nurse.
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