I'm planning on drinking tonight with my girlfriends. I'm breast feeding and have about 6 feedings in the fridge. I plan on having my boyfriend feed him my milk and handle him while I'm intoxicated , but I am wondering should I be pumping and dumping. And how long should I wait until I start feeding from my breasts again?

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Emily - posted on 04/10/2011

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How long has it been since you had something to drink? Just pace yourself.. you don't *have* to have 6 if you don't want to. ;) If it's been awhile, take it easy.

Micaela - posted on 04/10/2011

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I'm having 6 mike hard lemon aids, my son nurses every 2-3 hours sometimes 4. Thank you ladies for the responses :] very helpful

Joanna - posted on 04/10/2011

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"Alcohol passes freely into mother's milk and has been found to peak about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption, 60 to 90 minutes when taken with food. Alcohol also freely passes out of a mother's milk and her system. It takes a 120 pound woman about two to three hours to eliminate from her body the alcohol in one serving of beer or wine...the more alcohol that is consumed, the longer it takes for it to be eliminated. It takes up to 13 hours for a 120 pound woman to eliminate the alcohol from one high-alcohol drink. The effects of alcohol on the breastfeeding baby are directly related to the amount the mother consumes." - The Breastfeeding Answer Book.
http://www.llli.org/faq/alcohol.html

Ginny - posted on 04/10/2011

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I was told you should to wait 2-3 hours after 1 drink. They say pumping and dumping is not necessary and really only needs to be done for your own comfort. How much do you plan on drinking and how often does your son nurse?

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