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wine?

Posted by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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 My baby is almost 4 months old. She's usually in bed for the night by 10. She ocassionaly wakes up at 3 or 5. Wakes up for the morning at 7:30 with us,sleeps in till 8:30 or 9ish on the weekends. Anyways I'm wondering if since we're sitting home this year, if I can have a glass of wine with my SO when the ball drops tonight. and avoid the whole pump and dump thing.

by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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hnischke
by Heather on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:12 PM
As long as you feel safe to drive *no buzz* you're safe to nurse! Enjoy that wine!
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kdgord
by Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:13 PM
I've always heard that a small amount of alcohol is fine..safe to drive safe to bf from what I have been told.
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melindabelcher
by mel on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:42 PM
Safe to drive equals safe to nurse.
Enjoy that glass of wine! No need for concern :)
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happysnappyJ
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Safe to drive is safe to nurse! Enjoy!

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Pump and dump isn't needed unless your're stinko drunk and need to do it for comfort.

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:18 PM
I believe you'll be fine unless one glass gets you sloshed!
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TurtleMomma82
by New Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I found a website that has a chart that shows how long it takes for alcohol to leave your breastmilk depending on how much you weigh and how many drinks you have.  For example, I weigh about 180 and had one glass of wine, so I have to wait 2 hours to nurse.  I'll try to put it in here, but I have a hard time copying and pasting on cafemom for some reason....

TurtleMomma82
by New Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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www.motherisk.org/women/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=347

Scroll down a little bit to find the chart,

MaskedMomma
by Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:43 PM

 thanks!

JadeTigr7
by Crystal on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:02 PM

While nursing I occasionally have a glass of wine with dinner or something.  I just wait until I'm nursing to drink the wine, and limit myself to one glass.

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