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Breastfeeding and beer Soon 2B a party of 5! 3 kids; Ontario 461 posts
30th Dec '12

Just curious how many BFing mommys will go out for dinner and order say a glass of wine or a beer and breast feed either at the same time or shortly after their one drink?
No judgement!

Squeaky McGee [16 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65885 posts
status 30th Dec '12

I used to drink a beer, then pump. It can help your supply, particularly stout beers. One is fine.

linsα Sayama Hills, TY, Japan 31778 posts
30th Dec '12

Just one beer? Yeah.

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
30th Dec '12

I nurse before then drink so I can be sure it's out of my system by the next feeding.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11974 posts
30th Dec '12

Personally I don't, but we don't drink alcohol at all lol. It's usually okay to drink one glass. Going out even if we did drink I wouldn't since that would be drinking and driving.

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
30th Dec '12

I would like to know as well. I was offered a drink at my aunts the other night. My hormones were going out of whack, so I wanted one to chill out. But I didn't want to harm my son. So I didn't have one.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
30th Dec '12

if ur sober to drive u can feed. we went to dinner i had a 2 Margarita's and was fine...i drove home

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
30th Dec '12

as long as you dont have a buzz when you go to feed. and pumping and dumping isnt necessary. i had 4 lactation consultants tell me that

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
30th Dec '12

A drink takes the same amount of time to get out of your breast milk as it does your system (one hour). And I've heard that the general rule is: if you're okay to drive, you're okay to breastfeed.

Soon 2B a party of 5! 3 kids; Ontario 461 posts
30th Dec '12

I was curious because a childless man on my FB went into rant about seeing a mommy in a restaurant breast feeding and having a beer. I saw no problem with this since it doesn't hit your milk instantly and one beer over a meal won't hurt. The post got my back up, he even commented to the mom if the baby was going to go for a smoke afterwards! The guy is an ignorant douche!!