| Originally Posted by LisaG |
Really? I thought if you drink, you have to pump and dump. hummm....maybe I will do some reading today and maybe have one drink. I haven't had a drink since I found out i was pregnant in March. I bet I'm such a light weight now.
Dr. Jack Newman, member of the LLLI Health Advisory Council, says this in his handout "More Breastfeeding Myths":
Reasonable alcohol intake should not be discouraged at all. As is the case with most drugs, very little alcohol comes out in the milk. The mother can take some alcohol and continue breastfeeding as she normally does. Prohibiting alcohol is another way we make life unnecessarily restrictive for nursing mothers.
Thomas W. Hale, R.Ph. Ph.D., member of the LLLI Health Advisory Council, says this in his book Medications and Mothers' Milk (11th ed.):
Adult metabolism of alcohol is approximately 1 oz in 3 hours, so that mothers who ingest alcohol in moderate amounts can generally return to breastfeeding as soon as they feel neurologically normal.
I am looking for more now.
ETA: and this http://www.kellymom....le/alcohol.html
In otherwords 1 to 2 drinks is fine, but have them right after you feed and don't feed again for 2 to 3 hours. So if you have a drink or 2 when he goes down and night and he sleeps for 3 or more hours, there is no harm at all. I have only have a beer a few times, but I always do it when she is down for the night, this way I know I have till at least 4 AM before I need to feed her again.