Can you drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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I had a cider every now and then when breastfeeding. So yea. What you cannot do is get drunk cos be honest who can take care if a baby when drunk…if you gonna get wasted have someone look after baby. But you do not need to pump and dump.

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Generally, moderate alcohol consumption by a breastfeeding mother (up to 1 standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to the infant, especially if the mother waits at least 2 hours after a single drink before nursing. However, exposure to alcohol above moderate levels through breast milk could be damaging to an infant’s development, growth, and sleep patterns. Alcohol consumption above moderate levels may also impair a mother’s judgment and ability to safely care for her child.

Drinking alcoholic beverages is not an indication to stop breastfeeding; however, consuming more than one drink per day is not recommended.

Cdc guidelines if you looking for more details

Why would you want to. If you are breastfeeding that should be the priority. Alcohol can wait

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I had one drink when my LG was 4 months (family get together for the anniversary of my grandads passing) she was sleeping through but I expressed when I got home and a little in the morning to make sure

Aslong as you can hold the baby you can feed the baby but no bed sharing when under the influence x

Don’t let it drip on the babies head :thinking:


What you consume affect your milk.

Yes you can. General rule of thumb is if you feel tipsy baby will too. 1 shot/1glass of wine/1 shot be okay :ok_hand: