Can you drink while breastfeeding

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It’s okay to drink wine every once in a while but not too much

They have test strips you can buy to test your milk when you do or if you decide to drink alcohol.

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Yes. The alcohol doesn’t go straight into your boobs. Seriously. If you are sober enough to be able to handle a baby…you’re fine. Now…you wanna go out and get white girl wasted? I’d probably express in the shower… Plus you’re gonna be so hellishly dehydrated you’ll never want to again​:joy::joy::joy:

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Yes you can drink while breastfeeding!

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Yes. If you can find the baby you can nurse the baby :rofl:

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I forgot the amount of time needed. But if you pump enough milk for baby then drink and wait the required amount of time and pump and discard the icky milk then you can have a drink or 2. The drink was never worth the effort for me so I didn’t try it. But I know it is possible to do so safely.

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Yes. When I wanted a drink I used to have one right after I fed then by the time it was time to feed again it was out of my system

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Just pump and dump until it’s out of your system

Just because you can…doesn’t mean you should.

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I had 3 glasses of Midori while feeding my first and expressed an hour before so I wouldn’t pass on the booze. 1 hour after having those drinks I expressed again and my breastmilk was green!!! Don’t even try to tell me booze doesn’t affect your milk! It’s was GREEN!!

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Pump & dump is a MYTH. Dont let people tell you that. Alcohol works on your blood alcohol content. Meaning one drink equals one hour to leave your system. Dumping milk doesn’t change the alcohol content in your bloodstream. You can drink one or two drinks as long as you know you won’t have to feed them for an hour or two. Or if you have pre-pumped some milk.

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A couple drinks is totally fine!

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No don’t pump and dump! Alcohol leaves your milk like it does the blood stream. If youre okay to drive, youre okay to nurse/ give baby the milk. If worried mix 50% with older milk.
The concern with drinking and nursing baby is mostly you being too drunk to properly care for baby.

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Yup if you can drive you can breastfeed!

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Yes you can, they have test strips you can use to test the milk to make sure there is no alcohol. Pump or feed before drinking, there’s a certain amount of time to wait and the alcohol should be out of your system and the breast milk.

You can but should you ? :thinking:

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Join an actual breastfeeding group to get science based info. All the laugh reacts just show the type of advice you will get.

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Yes you can and I have