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Old 06-24-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Giving blood

Is it okay to donate blood while breastfeeding?

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: Giving blood

The U.S. Red Cross allows it as long as you're 6+ weeks postpartum. Some other organizations are a little iffy on it--seems like the Canadian Red Cross won't let you if you're breastfeeding, but I don't remember for sure. I have done it just about every time I'm eligible (every 8 weeks) and can arrange for childcare. I've never had a problem with supply or anything.

Here's a Kellymom link: http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-health-misc.html#donateblood
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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Re: Giving blood

I think the Canadian Blood Services is actually +6 months (i.e. the baby is on solids)...however, I decided to wait until I weaned because I find that giving blood does make me more tired for a few days, and I didn't need to add that on top of night feedings
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