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beer and breast feeding Pennsatucky Due August 17 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2913 posts
6th Apr '12

If you drank beer or anything else alcoholic while breast feeding, tell me what you drank, in what quantities, and how old L.O was when you started...how did you plan your alcoholic beverage around feedings?....and any other information you deem pertinent. :)

Nikki Lawson 2 kids; Lexington, Kentucky 462 posts
6th Apr '12

I didn't breastfeed for long so I don't know from experience. But the lactation consultant here at work was telling one of the new mommies that as long as you do not feel buzzed or intoxicated your breastmilk is clear. And that there is no need to pump and dump.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11712 posts
6th Apr '12

One drink one hour before feeding. Then it has time to get out of your system. You can also pump and dump or pump before you go out and have a couple so u can give ur baby a bottle when u get home assuming ur not out getting sauced. Thats what i learned from breastfeeding class. U can also call la leche league they can explain what all u need to do.

Wolverine Due April 16; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lake City, Michigan 37236 posts
6th Apr '12

I would pump if I knew I was going to drink. I would make sure I had enough for the night and the next day, then the day after drinking I would pump and dump. I can't remember how long I waited until I put him back to breast, though. Make sure you drink TONS of water the day after drinking. This will help flush out any alcohol, and pump as much as possible.



I hated doing it because I felt like I was wasting milk. lol

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
6th Apr '12

My LC told me that you can drink one drink, and be fine to feed. She says pumping and dumping is pointless because it is still going to be in your system.

★Date311161.69 Due August 31 (boy); TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Pennsylvania 4003 posts
6th Apr '12
Quoting Nikki Lawson:" I didn't breastfeed for long so I don't know from experience. But the lactation consultant here at work ... [snip!] ... that as long as you do not feel buzzed or intoxicated your breastmilk is clear. And that there is no need to pump and dump."


:!: That's what my lactation consultant told me.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11712 posts
6th Apr '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting KitKat&Jap:</b>" :!: That's what my lactation consultant told me."</blockquote>




Mine siad that too as well as one drink an hour she said thats the safe way because some ppl can.handle a lot of liquor but that doesnt mean their baby can lol

★Date311161.69 Due August 31 (boy); TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Pennsylvania 4003 posts
6th Apr '12
Quoting M0MMAS
Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11712 posts
6th Apr '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting KitKat&Jap:</b>" Hahaha Yeah.. My husband and I went out for our anniversary last month, and it had been a loooong time ... [snip!] ... to pump and dump, my breasts got so engorged.. I was so sad to see all of those ounces being dumped down the drain. :( hahaha"</blockquote>




I had done that. I breastfed my daughter for 13 months and she went to every four hours at ten months but was eveey two up til then. But luckily she slept through the night at a month old lol. But ugh i like nvr got to drink and i was pregnant with her on my 21 bday lol

★Date311161.69 Due August 31 (boy); TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Pennsylvania 4003 posts
6th Apr '12
Quoting M0MMAS
Mommy to my rainbow 17 kids; Harrison, Michigan 2915 posts
6th Apr '12
Quoting Peppa pig:" If you drank beer or anything else alcoholic while breast feeding, tell me what you drank, in what quantities, ... [snip!] ... you started...how did you plan your alcoholic beverage around feedings?....and any other information you deem pertinent. :)"


i personally spoke with a lactation consultant and she said if you are NOT drunk or buzzed your milk is not tainted and you do not need to pump and dump that is for your comfort as you would get too full... but if you just have one drink then you need to wait about two hours before feeding again.

tana1991 1 child; Stockton, Illinois 1711 posts
9th Apr '12

i was told to pump and dump for 24 hours after....granted its is probably not necessary, i will probably do to just to be safe. i have to pump for my lo to make sure he is getting enough, and he also gets formula every other feeding so i pump then to so i have plenty stored up for him