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Old 10-07-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Would you do it?

DH and I have a babysitter for our big kids but have to take the baby with us on our dinner date. He's ebf, I don't have any pumped milk, and he won't stay with anyone but me. I'm talking screaming and crying hysterically until he's in my arms again. Anyway, I plan to nurse him just before we go in. My theory is if you nurse then have a glass of wine and not have to nurse until 2 hours later it's totally fine. I'll also be eating a large meal and will be drinking lots of water in between. It's likely that I'll have to nurse him again before we leave. I really could care less what people think. We live in Portland, OR so a pretty crunchy and bf friendly place so I don't think people will be phased by seeing me nip. I just wonder if they would be aghast if they saw me nursing after having a glass of wine. Would you have a glass and enjoy the night or just skip it? I don't feel like I have to have it and I would still enjoy my time just the same, but a glass with dinner usually adds that special touch. I gotta feel like a grown up SOMETIME!!

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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I would definitely have a glass of wine. You can nurse right away. The amount in your milk would be tiny with one glass. Enjoy yourself you have been working so hard
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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LoL I say have a glass of wine, nurse the baby, put him to sleep (WOOOHOO!) then go out for the evening!
Honestly that's what I did for my daughters birthday (dinner and a movie). I had a beer about an hour before we were to leave, nursed DS (he fell asleep), had dinner and a movie and came home (m-i-l watched him) to a still sleeping baby (3-4hrs +/-).
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I would! Your child is not a newborn and very little gets into the milk anyway.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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Yes.In European cultures it is not even an issue.I was told to drink beer while pregnant and pumping (to help with the ms).

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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I sat in a restaurant last night drinking a Sangria WHILE nursing my 5 week old. I'm pretty liberal (and well read, before anyone starts telling me how horrible I am) about these things. Go for it mama - from your posts lately, you need it. Do it for your sanity - feeling like a grownup for one night might be just what you need.
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I agree w/ the other ladies, GO FOR IT!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:34 PM   #8
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I don't drink alcohol, but from all the reading I've done, if I did drink, I would have no qualms about having a glass of wine or beer while breastfeeding.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #9
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LOL go for it! I totally had a WWYD Primetime moment when I went for a GNO dinner w/ DD and nursed her while I ordered and began to drink my beer No one gave a second look or said anything (to me) and I live in a VERY noncrunchy area.
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I have drank a glass of wine or bottle of beer while nursing, lol. It's really not a problem. There's only so much alcohol that is going to make it to the milk, and the baby isn't getting THAT much anyway.
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