Mary Renee - posted on 07/31/2010 ( 45 moms have responded )
I did not drink my entire senior year of college due to my pregnancy and now I'm not drinking because I'm breast feeding but I have had the occasional beer because my lactation consultant said that was fine.
That said I'm visiting home for the first time and am REALLY looking forward to getting to go out with old highschool friends. How can I drink safetly? How long does it take for each drink to leave your body?
What's the deal with pump and dump?
I heard that breast milk is like blood alcohol level and a few hours after you drink the alcohol will be out of your breast milk. Anyone know how this works? Is it an hour a drink?
What if I go out from 10-2 ish (when she's sleeping) and feed her the next three feedings with pumped milk?
HELP!?!? I don't want to pass alcohol to my baby but I would really like to get to feel like a twenty-something year old again for one freaking night while my parents are available to babysit!