Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the midst of chaos in CT
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The amount of alcohol in your bloodstream is equal to the amount of alcohol in your breastmilk. If you are legally drunk (.08?) you have less alcohol in your breastmilk than in a non-alcoholic beer. (I'm not saying you should get drunk, as I don't believe that a drunk parent is a responsible parent!) So, it's absolutely fine to have a couple glasses of wine and continue to nurse. If you want to be on the "safe" side, just keep in mind that the amount of alcohol in your system peaks at about 30 - 90 minutes after consumption. ONe your body has metabolized the alcohol, it's out of your breastmilk as well.
Mama to A (12), Z (11), H (9), C (5), A (3) and 4 angels.