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Breastfeeding and beer Soon 2B a party of 5! 3 kids; Ontario 461 posts
Dec 30th '12

Just curious how many BFing mommys will go out for dinner and order say a glass of wine or a beer and breast feed either at the same time or shortly after their one drink?
No judgement!

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Dec 30th '12

I used to drink a beer, then pump. It can help your supply, particularly stout beers. One is fine.

=^•^= NO, OD, France 36617 posts
Dec 30th '12

Just one beer? Yeah.

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
Dec 30th '12

I nurse before then drink so I can be sure it's out of my system by the next feeding.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 12438 posts
Dec 30th '12

Personally I don't, but we don't drink alcohol at all lol. It's usually okay to drink one glass. Going out even if we did drink I wouldn't since that would be drinking and driving.

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
Dec 30th '12

I would like to know as well. I was offered a drink at my aunts the other night. My hormones were going out of whack, so I wanted one to chill out. But I didn't want to harm my son. So I didn't have one.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Dec 30th '12

if ur sober to drive u can feed. we went to dinner i had a 2 Margarita's and was fine...i drove home

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
Dec 30th '12

as long as you dont have a buzz when you go to feed. and pumping and dumping isnt necessary. i had 4 lactation consultants tell me that

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
Dec 30th '12

A drink takes the same amount of time to get out of your breast milk as it does your system (one hour). And I've heard that the general rule is: if you're okay to drive, you're okay to breastfeed.

Soon 2B a party of 5! 3 kids; Ontario 461 posts
Dec 30th '12

I was curious because a childless man on my FB went into rant about seeing a mommy in a restaurant breast feeding and having a beer. I saw no problem with this since it doesn't hit your milk instantly and one beer over a meal won't hurt. The post got my back up, he even commented to the mom if the baby was going to go for a smoke afterwards! The guy is an ignorant douche!!