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    People talk about the scientific evidence that suggest that drinking and breastfeeding is preferable to giving formula. I'd like to see the studies please. Has anyone got a link?
    Sorry I cbf I'm sure you know how to look stuff up though!

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    I have been advised by LC's to breastfeed as opposed to formula if I have had a drink. The ABA has similar recommendations:

    "...it is generally better to breastfeed with a small amount of alcohol in your system than to feed your baby artificial baby milk. There are risks in feeding your baby artificial baby milk."

    However I personally prefer to use formula or EBM if I know there is likely alcohol still in my milk.

    Most times though, if I have a glass of wine, I make sure it's just after he gets put down, so it is well & truly out of my system when he feeds next.

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    I personally couldn't care less if mothers drink and breastfeed. But I find it hilarious that women were flayed for cutting down to one cigarette a day when pregnant, and that the same people saying they drink also claim that vaccines are poison - for which there is no scientific evidence whatsoever. Talk about cherry picking scientific advice.

    This from the mayo clinic "Breast-feeding and alcohol don't mix well. There's no level of alcohol in breast milk that's considered safe for a baby to drink."

    I personally a few wines when pregnant with my first. Not with the others.

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    I havent read all the replies but am surprised by the pump and dump regime. Just like alcohol in the blood the content in breast milk rises and falls in the same way. So expressing then feeding is pointless if you still have a blood alcohol reading.

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    I am breastfeeding and drink - usually one or two drinks a week. I will have one drink once DS has had his evening feed and is in bed. If I plan on having a few drinks we have EBM in the freezer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square777 View Post
    I havent read all the replies but am surprised by the pump and dump regime. Just like alcohol in the blood the content in breast milk rises and falls in the same way. So expressing then feeding is pointless if you still have a blood alcohol reading.
    I was suprised by these posts as well. But some women may pump and dump to keep up their supply. I don't have any issues, I can easily go 12+ hours without feeding DS if I need to, but for some women even that can affect their supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square777 View Post
    I havent read all the replies but am surprised by the pump and dump regime. Just like alcohol in the blood the content in breast milk rises and falls in the same way. So expressing then feeding is pointless if you still have a blood alcohol reading.
    I think people do it to prevent engorgement. I have done it because my breasts were ginormous & rock hard, as he had missed a feed.

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    Tam-I-am has posted lots of info and links regarding the benefits of breast feeding with small amounts of alcohol (very little actually passes into the breast milk, and the amount lessens with blood alcohol level as others have mentioned) outweighing the risks of switching to formula. If you need to see the evidence, maybe a search will show the links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square777 View Post
    I havent read all the replies but am surprised by the pump and dump regime. Just like alcohol in the blood the content in breast milk rises and falls in the same way. So expressing then feeding is pointless if you still have a blood alcohol reading.
    For me it was more like DS would be at the grandparents for the night so I could have a few drinks with friends, it gets to his normal feed time and I would express so I didn't get engorged or painful then I would go to sleep and probably express again in the morning before he came home for the same reason. I would see him when it was out of my system and then feed him again.


 

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