Can a breastfeeding mother take alcohol?

Asked By: Jamaal Mueller
Date created: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 10:34 PM
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Moderate alcohol consumption by a breastfeeding mother (up to 1 standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to the infant, especially if the mother waits at least 2 hours before nursing. However, higher levels of alcohol consumption can interfere with the milk ejection reflex (letdown) while maternal alcohol levels are high.
Answered By: Ettie Klocko
Date created: Sat, Apr 17, 2021 11:00 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moderate alcohol consumption (i.e., no more than 1 standard drink a day) is not known to be harmful to the baby if the mother waits at least 2 hours after drinking before she breastfeeds. 2 ABM clinical guidelines suggest breastfeeding mothers can have up to 2 beers or 8 ounces of wine daily but should again wait 2 hours after consuming to breastfeed. 3
Answered By: Rhianna Emmerich
Date created: Sat, Apr 17, 2021 9:26 PM
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. When you drink alcohol, it passes into your breast milk at concentrations similar to those found in your bloodstream.
Answered By: Hilda Hoppe
Date created: Mon, Apr 19, 2021 4:48 AM
Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol Anything you eat or drink while you're breastfeeding can find its way into your breast milk, and that includes alcohol. An occasional drink is unlikely to harm your breastfed baby. But never share a bed or sofa with your baby if you have drunk any alcohol.
Answered By: Alicia Will
Date created: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 1:19 PM
The majority of parents are aware that it’s safest not to drink any alcohol during pregnancy. But what about breastfeeding and drinking alcohol? Most experts agree that drinking small amounts of alcohol won’t hurt your baby, however opinions can vary over the amount of alcohol that is safe for a breastfeeding mother to drink.
Answered By: Jay Zboncak
Date created: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 8:09 PM
So, By now you have got the answer to your question ” Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?” Yes, But in moderation. But you will need to take certain care.
Answered By: Hester Farrell
Date created: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 11:11 PM
Not drinking alcohol is the safest option for breastfeeding mothers. Generally, moderate alcohol consumption by a breastfeeding mother (up to 1 standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to the infant, especially if the mother waits at least 2 hours after a single drink before nursing.
Answered By: Jodie Hodkiewicz
Date created: Fri, Apr 23, 2021 8:05 AM
Dr. Jack Newman of La Leche League International says, “Reasonable alcohol intake should not be discouraged at all... very little alcohol comes out in the milk. The mother can take some alcohol and continue breastfeeding as she normally does. Prohibiting alcohol is another way we make life unnecessarily restrictive for nursing mothers."
Answered By: Elisa Buckridge
Date created: Sat, Apr 24, 2021 9:18 AM
According to the most recent recommendations on breastfeeding from the AAP, 2 “ingestion of alcoholic beverages should be minimized and limited to an occasional intake but no more than 0.5 g alcohol per kg body weight, which for a 60 kg mother is approximately 2 oz liquor, 8 oz wine, or 2 beers.” Furthermore, they recommend that mothers avoid nursing their infants for 2 hours after their last drink to allow for the alcohol to be cleared from the breast milk.
Answered By: Bernice Langworth
Date created: Sun, Apr 25, 2021 12:27 PM
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