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NewMom1210 01-14-2011 04:20 PM

Wine and breastfeeding?
I miss my wine!! We even have a wine fridge that is full of bottles. I haven't had a glass of wine since trying to get pregnant a year ago. Now, my LO is 5 weeks old and I still haven't had a glass. Anyone indulge in wine while nursing? If you do, when do you have it?

momofdestructobaby 01-14-2011 04:22 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
My doc said that a glass of wine or beer once in a while will not be a problem. I had one after I finished nursing my LO. Then sat and had a cold beer with DH :)

alia 01-14-2011 04:23 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
Here's a link you might find handy:

I drank while nursing... I think it was always with food, but occasionally not. I didn't stress about it, but I'm really good about keeping moderation to a real moderate...not ever pushing the boundaries. I say as long as you don't have any history of abuse, follow your gut! Cheers!

BattleBuddies 01-14-2011 04:45 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
I have a glass of wine with dinner every once in a while. I really missed it when I was pg, so, since having D, I have had a glass with dinner twice (he is 8 weeks old), and he didnt seem to act any different than usual. The way I figure, me drinking one glas of wine with my meal was no worse than all the painkillers they give u on an empty stomach when u deliver ( I had to have c-section). So, I didnt worry too much about it, but I dont think I could, in good conscience, drink more than that while nursing.

sarahintexas 01-14-2011 05:49 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
Like others, I did a small glass with dinner once she was past those early weeks. I read something (not sure where) about their stomachs developing and being able to handle the acidity better (might be an old wive's tale).

blessedwifenmama 01-14-2011 07:37 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
I have a small glass occasionally. Sometimes I wait until after I nurse, but not always. I'm really not concerned about a single drink. I probably wouldn't have more than one though.

NCFlanagan 01-14-2011 07:41 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
I would have my glass of wine WHILE nursing... :giggle:

alia 01-14-2011 08:51 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?

Originally Posted by NCFlanagan (Post 12049012)
I would have my glass of wine WHILE nursing... :giggle:

LOL, yes to this.

But in the early days, I think DD was always nursing, even during my meals, so anytime I had wine with a meal, I was nursing, too. And I was always hungry, so I always had a meal...

linzbear 01-14-2011 09:19 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
Beer is actually really good for milk supply :thumbsup:

Anyway, everything I've ever heard is that if you're good to drive, you're good to nurse.

I only ever had 1 drink at a time though, and usually right when DS took a nap.

bbraymom 01-14-2011 10:39 PM

Re: Wine and breastfeeding?
I just finished my beer. MOderation is the key, IMO. I don't wait until babe has nursed. It evaporates as fast out of your milk as it does out of your blood system

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