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Old 09-13-2011, 08:55 AM   #11
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Re: Best beer for lactation?

I'm w/you on IPA. I can't stand the stuff. DH adores it though. He loves hoppy beer.

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I enjoy darker beers, and I'm not sure if these are "approved" by LC's but I really love Newcastle or Sam Adams. I have one once per week and I've not had an issue with my supply yet.
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I'm not an IPA fan either. and wheats make my belly hurt. (and Sierra Nevada I think is nasty also) Guinness extra stout it is!! Or Oatmeal stout. ummmm there is a beer they should give you a case of when you leave the hospital.
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How long should you wait after drinking one? Also, my nursling is only 2weeks old. Too soon?
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How long should you wait after drinking one? Also, my nursling is only 2weeks old. Too soon?
This is controversial. It metabolizes out of your milk at the same rate as your blood. It takes a small baby 2x as long to metabolize it as an older baby, but very little is supposed to cross over.

I've never done it until after dc was on a predictable nursing schedule with at least 3 hours in between sessions. I have 1 drink (beer or wine) right after they nurse before bed for the night. I'm too scared to do it otherwise, but I know other women have done it differently/sooner and been fine.
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there is no real solid answer. With discretion. Like don't do it every day, or multiple times a day. But if I laid down a 2 week old thinking they were going to have a decent nap (or real sleep) then had a beer and they woke up hungry, I wouldn't avoid feeding. But I wouldn't schedule a beer every night at 2 weeks either.

fwiw, a 150 pound female, drinking one beer (and taking 30 mins to do it) has a BAC of .022, which means your milk is "spiked" to .022% a beer is 2.5% at 1 hour, it's .013%
a 190lb female (because.. let's be real.) has a BAC of .015% at one hour .007%
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Re: Best beer for lactation?

Well I weigh 229 at the moment. LOL Does that mean my blood would just be clear? LOL (Just kidding.)

(Yeah I'm still dropping the baby weight.)
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there is no real solid answer. With discretion. Like don't do it every day, or multiple times a day. But if I laid down a 2 week old thinking they were going to have a decent nap (or real sleep) then had a beer and they woke up hungry, I wouldn't avoid feeding. But I wouldn't schedule a beer every night at 2 weeks either.

fwiw, a 150 pound female, drinking one beer (and taking 30 mins to do it) has a BAC of .022, which means your milk is "spiked" to .022% a beer is 2.5% at 1 hour, it's .013%
a 190lb female (because.. let's be real.) has a BAC of .015% at one hour .007%
I think this is a good point. I'm only 120lbs normally (and was back to 130lb about a month after delivery). It doesn't take much alcohol for me which is my over caution when nursing. That and I get babies who want to nurse all the freaking time when little.
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