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#1 of 4 Old 08-11-2005, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This may be a silly question , but can you give blood while BF? We have a blood drive at our church on Saturday and I have signed up but I was curious if it is ok?
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I've done it and its fine.
They ask that you be more than 6 weeks post partum, tho.
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Yes, you can.

Depending on your traditional iron stores, though, you may want to wait until several months post partum (as you rebuild your stores). My major issue is getting someone to watch the kids.

 

 

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I did it when my daughter was about 11 months. I got fairly weak and lightheaded though and my iron level was fine. Just be sure to drink plenty of water and eat a snack afterwards of course!
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