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Breastfeeding Mamas ❥✩ℭummins ★✩ Due March 1 (boy); 5 kids; Woodhull, New York 6244 posts
Mar 20th

How soon after you had your baby did you decide to have a drink if you were breastfeeding?

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3692 posts
Mar 20th

Around three months. And even that was a small bottle of Bud, which is barely alcoholic. But I never much feel like drinking after having a baby, too exhausted. And worrying about the feeds and all that, just sucks the fun out of it. 

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 71856 posts
Mar 20th

I don't drink but if I did, I'd probably wait at least a month. Even then though, I'm not sure I'd even enjoy it bc I'd be too concerned about everything.

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8261 posts
Mar 20th

I did after a month. Be ready to pump. One beer caused my b**bs to explode. 

LittlebuttsMamax3! 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 17326 posts
Mar 20th

She was about 4 months when I had my 1st glass of wine. I had read this on kellymom and made me nervous so i waited ... 

"Always keep in mind the baby’s age when considering the effect of alcohol. A newborn has a very immature liver, so minute amounts of alcohol would be more of a burden. Up until around 3 months of age, infants detoxify alcohol at around half the rate of an adult. An older baby or toddler can metabolize the alcohol more quickly"

Breastfeeding and alcohol 


Eta- before 3 months my 1 glass probably would of been fine lol but i was just paranoid about it

♥Jessie♥ TTC since Sep 2017; 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 13650 posts
Mar 20th

About a month. I had a half glass of wine.

❥✩ℭummins ★✩ Due March 1 (boy); 5 kids; Woodhull, New York 6244 posts
Mar 20th

Ya I'm a bit paranoid I think I waited a while with my last. I don't drink much at all but could use a sip or two lol

Rinoldox33 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Southern, VA, United States 1560 posts
Mar 20th

Around 4 months I had one glass of wine. Lol I'm such a rebel.. 

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5280 posts
Mar 20th

Three months. Only had the 1. Im not really a drinker

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Mar 20th

I only had 1 glass of wine when I started supplimenting around 4 months so i could go longer in between nursing. Worrying about having it too close to feeding and being paranoid about it just sucked the fun/relaxing aspect out of it for me, like someone else said.

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 71856 posts
Mar 21st

Quoting ❥✩ℭummins ★✩:
Ya I'm a bit paranoid I think I waited a while with my last. I don't drink much at all but could use a sip or two lol


I don't think it would be harmful to have a few sips or a glass of wine. Just know what you need to do before feeding baby again. Like I said, I don't drink so I have no idea what the recommendations are on how it works but I'm sure you'll have to pump and dump a little.

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Mar 21st

Quoting SomeMommy:

I don't think it would be harmful to have a few sips or a glass of wine. Just know what you need to do before feeding baby again. Like I said, I don't drink so I have no idea what the recommendations are on how it works but I'm sure you'll have to pump and dump a little.


I've always read that 1 glass it not enough to significantly show up in your breast milk. 
I never drank one though because I'm paranoid, but I guess from what your body metabolizes and what gets through to the milk there is a big difference. It's when you start drinking more than one glass that more shows up obviously.

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 71856 posts
Mar 21st

Quoting Consuela*:

I've always read that 1 glass it not enough to significantly show up in your breast milk. 
I never drank one though because I'm paranoid, but I guess from what your body metabolizes and what gets through to the milk there is a big difference. It's when you start drinking more than one glass that more shows up obviously.


Ahhh, see! It's worth reading up on and finding out what you're most comfortable with. 

LadyLuck12 Due October 7 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 551 posts
Mar 21st

Around 4-5 months. I had one Smirnoff occasionally. 

❥✩ℭummins ★✩ Due March 1 (boy); 5 kids; Woodhull, New York 6244 posts
Mar 21st

Quoting LadyLuck12:
Around 4-5 months. I had one Smirnoff occasionally. 


That's all I want is like one raspberry Smirnoff my hub bought me some.