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post #21 of 34

I drink while nursing... from kellymom:

"In general, if you are sober enough to drive, you are sober enough to breastfeed. Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Alcohol peaks in mom’s blood and milk approximately 1/2-1 hour after drinking (but there is considerable variation from person to person, depending upon how much food was eaten in the same time period, mom’s body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Alcohol does not accumulate in breastmilk, but leaves the milk as it leaves the blood; so when your blood alcohol levels are back down, so are your milk alcohol levels."

 

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/lifestyle/alcohol/

 

If I want a drink with dinner, I consume it as I'm nursing.  That way, I'm over the "peak" the next time baby nurses.

post #22 of 34

Thanks for the link Splath, I've been wondering about that for a wee while.

post #23 of 34

also good points freckled!

post #24 of 34

Thanks splath!

post #25 of 34
I don't worry about alcohol and breastfeeding much, either. I read an explanation on this forum once that said alcohol in milk is similar to alcohol in blood, so even if you were intoxicated the amount of alcohol in your milk is similar to that of a non-alcoholic beer (which does have just a wee bit). Of course, if I were really drunk, I think there'd be other reasons I probably shouldn't be holding a baby, lol smile.gif
post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by Thebyr View Post

This is a good time to ask... for the Breastfeeding mamas - what is your plan with alcohol? Alcohol strips? Waiting 2 hours post drinking to BF? A glass or less? Pumping and dumping? I'm curious. I had planned on going with having less than a glass of something and then waiting 2 hours to BF. 

I'm really not a big drinker, I know my previous may seem like I am but I'm good with just one to two drinks. I never worried about it with my daughter since I felt sober enough to function, walk, drive, a car, etc. I'll take the same mind set this time around. 

post #27 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by splath View Post

I drink while nursing... from kellymom:
"In general, if you are sober enough to drive, you are sober enough to breastfeed. Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Alcohol peaks in mom’s blood and milk approximately 1/2-1 hour after drinking (but there is considerable variation from person to person, depending upon how much food was eaten in the same time period, mom’s body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Alcohol does not accumulate in breastmilk, but leaves the milk as it leaves the blood; so when your blood alcohol levels are back down, so are your milk alcohol levels."

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/lifestyle/alcohol/

If I want a drink with dinner, I consume it as I'm nursing.  That way, I'm over the "peak" the next time baby nurses.

Thanks for posting from KM. I used to frequent the forums there so it's my preference on anything related to BF. The site seriously saved me when I thought DD wasn't getting enough and reassured me everything was fine! I've read almost every page!

These are my feelings as well. When the babe is born I am telling DH to break out a special wine but in reality-- I'm sure I won't even remember to ask. I'll be so exhausted it'll be the last thing on my mind. I was very cautious last time with DD and as she got older I started to wonder why I was so paranoid. I wasn't able to enjoy a few glasses with dinner until she was around 1.

I've always thought nursing while having that glass of red would be the best time but boy the looks you'll get at a restaurant doing that... lol.gif any tips there?
post #28 of 34
Today at my baby shower my friend had a sparkling wine with the alcohol removed for MOMosas! It tasted so real to me! It was amazing that the flavor was the same with no alcohol. She found it at target. [IMG]
post #29 of 34
At target!?!?!?!? Runs out of the door!!! Oh wait, it's 6:48am.
post #30 of 34

I totally think I'm buying non alchoholic wine on my next grocery run.

post #31 of 34
Oh lord. Just had a Kaliber (near beer) and ... I liked it! It has been a long time since I had a beer, but it was nice to feel like an actual adult again. wink1.gif
post #32 of 34

So.. I bought the Fre Wine yesterday - got the Merlot and the Red. I LOVE Cabernet in my non-pregnant life. Um, so yeah... at first sip I was totally turned off...it smells like real wine - but neither were very tastey...I let the Merlot sit out a while and went back to it - it was a smidge better. It was like BAD grape juice at first. Good grape juice would have been better. I put the red in the fridge - and I'm hoping that helps a little. At least they were on sale - 2 for $12 at my local meijer. I may try to make a sangria out of them. 

post #33 of 34

Its summer so, yeah I miss opening a beer for the baseball game on, or the casual sangria I would have after work sometimes.

 

I haven't indulged in anything alcoholic, been pretty good about it. I did sample a rare "once in a life time chance" red merlot early on in my pregnancy because I just couldn't pass it up. It wasn't even a full glass, maybe less then half. Just enough to sample the taste.

 

Thankfully our local bartender is really amazing with mixing any kind of drink. He's made his own line up of pregnancy drinks. Since its summer I fell in love with his  "Mango unsweetened - low caffeine ice tea" with lots of yummy fruit inside. The fruit acts as a natural sweetener and its really refreshing. 

post #34 of 34
Thread Starter 
Wish I knew a bartender who could make drinks like that yes!!!

Fre non-alc wines are terrible. I spent good money on them while pregnant the first time. I was so sad. Sangaria might work tho!

I had a sip of some hard apple cider the other day and it was the best thing ever, pretty low alc too, about 3%? They make ones that are very low alc volume I bet. I still feel weird drinking a whole one but wonder if there is a non-alc version somewhere!
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