Ashley - posted on 03/02/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
Let me start off by making a strange confession: I had very, very few cravings while pregnant. However, I have had a TON ever since I had my daughter and have been breastfeeding exclusively! Mostly for sweets, chocolate, ice cream...well that's all mostly one category, but still. In the last two weeks, though, I've been hit hardcore with cravings for beer. I used to hate beer--I'd had maybe half a dozen beers in my life until now (definitely more of a girly-drink type of girl).
I've found myself having at least one beer a day, if I happen to have some in the fridge.
Now I know that one beer isn't going to hurt anything, but does anybody have any input on drinking and breastfeeding? I know they've got those little milk screen breastmilk strips (for if I go out and have more than that one beer...) but I've heard different accounts on what's "safe" and what's not. I work part time so I always have at least some milk in the fridge in case I feel a little buzzy and am hesitant to breastfeed, but I wonder if I'm being overly cautious sometimes.