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Old 01-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Drinking while breastfeeding?

I am just curious. I am not a big drinker and don't plan on becoming one any time soon. I am just curious about drinking while bfing. Would it be safer to formula feed if you are a heavy drinker or is it safe to drink while bfing. I mean someone who drinks a lot and can't just pump if they are going to drink that day. To be clear this is just out of curiosity thanks guys!
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I have had drinks. I make them weak, never get buzzed, and have only one per hour if I plan to still nurse. They also make strips to test your milk to be sure none is in it. I will not nurse if I plan to get a glow on.
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I have had drinks. I make them weak, never get buzzed, and have only one per hour if I plan to still nurse. They also make strips to test your milk to be sure none is in it. I will not nurse if I plan to get a glow on.
What she said.

ETA: I don't drink at all, not even a toast or a glass of wine while pregnant.
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Re: Drinking while breastfeeding?

I don't drink. It's a waste of breastmilk for me, personally. Having a drink or two is not worth wasting my baby's food. Heavy drinking is not an option, ever, so I don't know about that... but I would say that it'd be better to just stop breastfeeding if someone is a heavy drinker.
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I drink on occassion. Never so much I would have to pump and dump. Usually I nurse in then have a drink when I know that I have several hours before nursing again. (This when I was nursing more often. Now I only nurse a couple times. Day)
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I drink on occassion. Never so much I would have to pump and dump. Usually I nurse in then have a drink when I know that I have several hours before nursing again. (This when I was nursing more often. Now I only nurse a couple times. Day)
There is no reason to 'pump and dump' if it is in your blood then it is in your milk - if you do not have much in your blood then not much is in your milk.

Of course if your in pain and engoraged from a very long night of drinking I would pump to realive pain but not because of drinking...

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There is no reason to 'pump and dump' if it is in your blood then it is in your milk - if you do not have much in your blood then not much is in your milk.

Of course if your in pain and engoraged from a very long night of drinking I would pump to realive pain but not because of drinking...
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I drink on occassion. Never so much I would have to pump and dump. Usually I nurse in then have a drink when I know that I have several hours before nursing again. (This when I was nursing more often. Now I only nurse a couple times. Day)
This. I've always been told by LCs to think of it like drinking and driving. If you've had too much and think you shouldn't drive, than don't feed.
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