Drinking and brest feeding???

Amanda - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i have my brothers wedding tomorrow and i was planning to have a few drinks but im worried that the alchol will go through the brest milk. does anyone no how much you can have with out if affecting my baby???

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Danielle - posted on 10/10/2009

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I was told for every drink you should wait three hours before you nurse. In the meantime, feed baby expressed breastmilk that you have stored. If you'd normally nurse during the wedding, the pump instead of nursing and toss out the milk. I had a few drinks at a friends birthday party and ended up sneaking away to a back bedroom to hand pump into a bottle when I'd typically nurse and then tossed it out. Since you're going to be out at a wedding, sneaking to your car (if you have tented windows or a cover) to hand pump would work too.

Jessica - posted on 10/09/2009

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Well I know 1-2 drinks is fine and you don't need to worry about it being in your milk enough to affect the baby. As for more than that... alcohol stays in your breastmilk for the same length and in the same amount as in your blood... so basically once you can't "feel" it anymore then you're good to go. http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle... That website has some good info. If it will make you feel better you can always pump some milk ahead of time to feed your baby until you're comfortable its all out of your system. Thats what I'm gonna do Saturday because we're going out too!

Klair - posted on 10/09/2009

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Hi, im not sure but my health visitor told me if i wanted a night out drinking, to express some milk the day before, Sorry if not much help. Hope wedding goes ok

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