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DS wakes irregularly so for me the best bet is to never drink.i never know if he will wake within a minute of my last sip...<br>
I heard that even a little bit of alcohol can be toxic for them as their liver can't get rid of it.<br>
till what age will it be like this and from what age can i stop worrying about 1 glass of wine?
 

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i definately have a glass of wine here or there... i didn't think it was bad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I waited 3 months after dd was born to drink anything alcolholic. Then I limited it to 1-2 glasses of wine or bottles of beer. I always drank water along with it and never on an empty stomach. I read in the Dr. Sears Baby Book that that is ok to do.
 

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i have a glass of wine every night almost, just a little one...i am portugese, i have been drinking wine since i was 5 years old with dinner, its part of our culture. i drank red wine occassionally while i was pregnant, and so did my mom when she had me. my grandmother also used redwine and milk as a morning sickness remedy. in europe people aren't so paranoid about a little bit of wine or beer, and it seems like there isn't an abundance of damaged children running around....i think you'll be okay if you just have one drink.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've never worried about one drink.<br><br>
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same here.
 

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I have a glass of wine quite a few nights... I didn't while I was preg, but I figure he can tolerate the tiny bit that might show up in my bm... i mean, it cant be much at all, so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i have a glass of wine every night almost, just a little one...i am portugese, i have been drinking wine since i was 5 years old with dinner, its part of our culture. i drank red wine occassionally while i was pregnant, and so did my mom when she had me. my grandmother also used redwine and milk as a morning sickness remedy. in europe people aren't so paranoid about a little bit of wine or beer, and it seems like there isn't an abundance of damaged children running around....i think you'll be okay if you just have one drink.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Ditto that. (Well, the general idea- I'm not Portugese....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )
 

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Me too. If one glass of wine was so horrific, then most of the world would know about it. IMO, strict rules are made for those who can't think for themselves or use a little common sense. Gitting pissfaced every night will affect your baby, drinking one or two glasses of wine on occassion isn't going to be harmful.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Me too. If one glass of wine was so horrific, then most of the world would know about it. IMO, strict rules are made for those who can't think for themselves or use a little common sense. Gitting pissfaced every night will affect your baby, drinking one or two glasses of wine on occassion isn't going to be harmful.</div>
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I had a glass of wine last night! One glass doesnt hurt anything so enjoy!
 

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Thanks all of you!<br><br>
funny that everyone has the same opinion!<br><br>
I never worried about a glass also, but i must say that not that he is waking up so much more frequently in the early evening i don´¨t feel too good about that...<br>
have none of you heard that newborns can´t handle ANY alcohol? Maybe it´s not true, but that´s what i heard once, and i was just wondering from what age they could handle a tiny bit of it in my BM...<br><br>
but hey, cheers everyone heehee... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"> hihi!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">have none of you heard that newborns can´t handle ANY alcohol? Maybe it´s not true, but that´s what i heard once, and i was just wondering from what age they could handle a tiny bit of it in my BM...</div>
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Nope. I've researched it quite a bit and I have NEVER EVER seen any research of the sort. None. If that were the case then in many countries all babies would die.<br><br>
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I was shy about drinking in the first three months, then I was ok with one drink here or there. Now that my ds is 10 months old and eating solids as well I will have up to 3 drinks without worrying. Of course, I dont do it every night, but once a week or so.
 

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My dh is a toxicologist - not an expert of bf or anything but he always points out if I get paranoid about having one small glass of wine that my body will process it first - that is what your liver is for! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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i figure that my milk even with a little bit of alcohol in it is better than formula! i just got married this past weekend and did some drinking, my mom was freaking out cuz i dont pump well (even with the professional rental pump) and i only had about 4 bottles worth to last the weekend. i ended up nursing her a couple times after drinking even though my mum wanted to give her formula... i guess its just one of those judgement calls we have to make as mothers.
 

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I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner practically every night. I'm finishing off a lovely glass of pinot grigio as I write this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Initially, after DD was born, I didn't indulge myself until I realized really how little alcohol reaches her.<br><br>
Allow me to geek out here...<br>
1 glass of wine = ~.02% blood/milk alcohol level (assuming a full stomach)<br>
DD drinks ~4.5 oz of milk/feeding<br>
DD would receive ~.00135 oz of alcohol [4.5 oz x .0003].<br>
~19 lb Baby x 16 oz/lb = 304 total oz<br>
DD's blood alcohol level = ~.000444% [.00135/304]<br><br>
So, BFing mamas, enjoy a glass of wine, if that's what you like to do. No need to feel guilty!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks all of you!<br><br>
funny that everyone has the same opinion!<br><br>
I never worried about a glass also, but i must say that not that he is waking up so much more frequently in the early evening i don´¨t feel too good about that...<br>
have none of you heard that newborns can´t handle ANY alcohol? Maybe it´s not true, but that´s what i heard once, and i was just wondering from what age they could handle a tiny bit of it in my BM...</div>
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It is funny that everyone commenting here has the same opinion, I have seen some rather heated discussions on this topic in these forums in the past!<br><br>
I am a pharmacist who has been using beer throughout DS's first year to boost milk production. As long as you don't get drunk, the baby isn't going to get much alcohol.<br><br>
It is true that newborns for the first few months do not process alcohol well. Their little livers are very slow, and a substantial amount of alcohol could drop their blood sugar dangerously low. But babies are often given a few drops of wine before religious ceremonies (that we're not going to debate right now) and they've been doing that for centuries.<br><br>
So, I too will have a drink or two, though I usually choose dark beer to help make more milk. Indeed, I bought a beer today called Left Handed Milk Stout. Guess where that name came from!
 
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