yes, i had a drink every other night.
i had to comp feed (due to breast surgery) both my children from birth so i would give baby would have a bottle and i could have a drink without worrying.
i never got tipsy (except once) and simply didn't feed her that night.
i only managed to bf for 3 months anyway but i was glad i did.
and being a teacher of rsa, i knew how long the effects of alcohol would stay in my blood****** and breastmilk.
plus, i think there are far worse things you can do as a breastfeeding mother than have a glass of wine
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28-07-2012 12:03 #31
28-07-2012 12:13 #32
I had one glass of wine with dinner a couple of times a week while BFing. I didn't bother trying to time them either.
Very little alcohol reaches the breast milk so I felt comfortable doing it. I got comments from a couple of people but I really didn't care, it was an educated decision.
(I don't drink at all while pregnant, but would see no problem with someone having one or two drinks a week while pregnant, even though the baby receives a lot more alcohol in that situation compared to BFing)
28-07-2012 13:37 #33-
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I hardly drank. I sometimes went out for dinner and had a glass of wine, but would make sure I had fresh EBM in the fridge ready to give to bub when he needed it.
When I was feeding 3 hourly and I had a drink in between, I would "pump and dump".
I was told (not sure if it is true or not) that it takes about 4 hours before it leaves your system.
28-07-2012 13:43 #34
I haven't had a drink since falling pregnant but may at some point. DD is 8 weeks, I'll probably wait till she is at least 6 months old. Unless she self weans, then I'll definitely have a glass of wine!!
28-07-2012 13:43 #35
If I didn 't pump and dump when drinking - if jasper was being baby sat overnight - my boobs would have 'sploded.
One night getting in after a big night out after not feeding since that morning (he was a toddler by then and had spent the day and night with grandparents)I pumped 200mls just to take the pressure off.... then looked at my 200mls of liquid gold.... took a swig.... and spat it into the sink. I did say It had been a big night!!!
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28-07-2012 19:59 #36-
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LMAO!!! Can't say I took a swig, but have had a little taste when trying to find out if the EBM was the right temperature in the bottle.
I don't understand how bubs can drink that stuff, I guess their taste buds aren't developed yet lol. Though my mum used to say that everything that's good for you, always tastes bad
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28-07-2012 21:27 #37
i'm not a drinker, s i never really drank, EVER! but if you do enjoy some alcohol, you can take a glass or two at times.
29-07-2012 10:08 #38
The ABA website says it takes about 2hrs per drink for the alcohol to leave your milk. If I'm going to have a few wines at night I'll feed at 4pm knowing DD always has a EBM bottle from DH at 6pm so I'm not feeding again till about 9.30pm. So have the time frame there to have a few glasses & not effect my milk.
29-07-2012 10:18 #39
29-07-2012 10:24 #40
I kept milk stored in the freezer so if something came up I could go out and not worry about feeding. That said, I didn't get hammered every weekend or anything! My son cut down to one feed around 14 months, which was just before bed, meaning I didn't have to worry about it. Initially I was super paranoid but by the time he was around 12 months I would have an occasional beer with dinner when we were out. My son self-weened about 3 weeks ago, I won't miss pumping and dumping!
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