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Can I drink alcohol if I’m breastfeeding?
If you do intend to have a social drink, you could try avoiding breastfeeding for 2 to 3 hours for every drink you have to avoid exposing your baby to any alcohol in your milk. This allows time for the alcohol to leave your breast milk. You’ll need to make sure breastfeeding is established before you try this.
How long does alcohol stay in your breastmilk?
Alcohol will be in your breastmilk 30鈥?0 minutes after you start drinking. how quickly you are drinking. As a general rule, it takes 2 hours for an average woman to get rid of the alcohol from 1 standard alcoholic drink and therefore 4 hours for 2 drinks, 6 hours for 3 drinks and so on. The time is taken from the start of drinking.
Is it safe for a newborn baby to drink alcohol?
Even though the alcohol that a baby is exposed to when a mother drinks is only a fraction of what she is exposed to, it’s important to note that newborns metabolize alcohol at about half the rate of adults so the alcohol they do consume from breast milk stays in their body longer. 2 锘?/div>Is It Safe to Breastfeed After Drinking Alcohol?
How can I reduce the amount of alcohol in my breastmilk?
Only time will reduce the amount of alcohol in the milk in your breasts. Once you stop drinking, and the amount of alcohol in your blood drops, the amount in the milk in your breasts will too. 鈥楶umping and dumping鈥?(expressing breastmilk and throwing it away) will not reduce the amount of alcohol in your breastmilk.