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Alcohol and breastfeeding SillyBek Due June 23 (boy); 17 kids; Utah 307 posts
28th Jul '13

I know you don't have to pump and dump anymore but just curious how long to wait. I had a large beer, 24oz, and a single shot of liquor around 11. I think I finished my beer about 11:45 it's now 2:45. Is it safe to nurse my baby yet?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
28th Jul '13

Do you feel like you could safely drive a car?

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2215 posts
status 28th Jul '13

I would.

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
28th Jul '13

You can buy alcohol test strips at Wal-Mart. I would invest in some if you plan on drinking again while you're breastfeeding.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7701 posts
28th Jul '13

If you feel like you could drive a car, it's safe to nurse.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
28th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kate♥[j&a]:</b>" You can buy alcohol test strips at Wal-Mart. I would invest in some if you plan on drinking again while you're breastfeeding."</blockquote>




The strips are crap. They test positive even when you have not been drinking.



OP if you can drive a car you can feed your baby. If you still feel tipsy, wait a little longer

Nicholl Rowe 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Aurora, Colorado 689 posts
28th Jul '13

you are supposed to wait 4 hours. I just read an article yesterday.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
28th Jul '13
Quoting Nicholl Rowe:" you are supposed to wait 4 hours. I just read an article yesterday."



Was it in the national enquirer? No. As long as you're safe to drive you can feed your baby. I have had a margarita or beer WHILE feeding my baby. LE GASP! :shock:

Nicholl Rowe 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Aurora, Colorado 689 posts
28th Jul '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Was it in the national enquirer? No. As long as you're safe to drive you can feed your baby. I have had a margarita or beer WHILE feeding my baby. LE GASP! :shock:"


no it wasn't. WHY do you have to be so rude? She asked a question and I was answering her. Just because you feel you can drive doesn't mean you should. you could still be over the limit, and it takes longer to leave your breastmilk.

Nicholl Rowe 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Aurora, Colorado 689 posts
28th Jul '13

La Leche League's The Breastfeeding Answer Book (pp. 597-598) says:



Alcohol passes freely into mother's milk and has been found to peak about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption, 60 to 90 minutes when taken with food. Alcohol also freely passes out of a mother's milk and her system. It takes a 120 pound woman about two to three hours to eliminate from her body the alcohol in one serving of beer or wine...the more alcohol that is consumed, the longer it takes for it to be eliminated.


2-3 hours for a regular serving of beer (12 ounces). since the beer in question was 24 ounces, you should wait at least 4 hours.
I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
28th Jul '13
Quoting Nicholl Rowe:" no it wasn't. WHY do you have to be so rude? She asked a question and I was answering her. Just because ... [snip!] ... feel you can drive doesn't mean you should. you could still be over the limit, and it takes longer to leave your breastmilk. "


A) I wasn't rude. But here, I can be. You're being an oversensitive nutsack, and you won't last here long.
B) Never said I drove, did I precious?
and
C) Only about 2% of the alcohol consumed transfers to your milk, so therefore if you ARE sober enough to drive, meaning 1 drink in a 2 hour period approximately, very little to none is in your milk because it metabolizes the same as your blood.

Nicholl Rowe 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Aurora, Colorado 689 posts
28th Jul '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" A) I wasn't rude. But here, I can be. You're being an oversensitive nutsack, and you won't last here ... [snip!] ... 1 drink in a 2 hour period approximately, very little to none is in your milk because it metabolizes the same as your blood."


better read up on that again sweetheart. Alcohol passed FREELY into your milk.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
28th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nicholl Rowe:</b>" you are supposed to wait 4 hours. I just read an article yesterday."</blockquote>



I dont know where you read that but it is wrong

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
28th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nicholl Rowe:</b>" no it wasn't. WHY do you have to be so rude? She asked a question and I was answering her. Just because ... [snip!] ... feel you can drive doesn't mean you should. you could still be over the limit, and it takes longer to leave your breastmilk. "</blockquote>




It leaves your milk at the same rate as your blood.



Again, this is wrong

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
28th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" A) I wasn't rude. But here, I can be. You're being an oversensitive nutsack, and you won't last here ... [snip!] ... 1 drink in a 2 hour period approximately, very little to none is in your milk because it metabolizes the same as your blood."</blockquote>



THIS TIMES A THOUSAND