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Does anyone have a drink at new year and Xmas whilst breastfeeding

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sammyjayneex Sat 24-Dec-16 20:51:04

So does anyone have a drink whilst breastfeeding at new year and Christmas? I don't mean get drunk, I mean just one glass with a meal and to bring in new year? I'm still breastfeeding my 7 month old baby and wanted to have a one glass of wine but I've never ever drank whilst breastfeeding but just wondering if anyone else has the odd glass?

Newbrummie Sat 24-Dec-16 20:56:54

Absolutely !
She slept beautifully that night
Just kidding. But yes I had a few glasses over a three year period and she's generally ok, not a raging alcoholic or anything

justpeachy74 Sat 24-Dec-16 20:58:35

The odd glass is fine when breastfeeding. Keep up the good work & Enjoy!

Joinourclub Sat 24-Dec-16 21:01:27

I have a drink most weeks. I thought current thinking was that virtually nothing makes it into breast milk?

ElphabaTheGreen Sat 24-Dec-16 21:01:33

There is no problem with drinking in moderation while breastfeeding. In order for the baby - of whatever age - to be affected by your alcohol consumption, you would need to be rollicking drunk, in which case you probably shouldn't be in charge of a baby at all. A couple of drinks is absolutely fine.

Obviously, if you're co-sleeping in order to support breastfeeding, you probably shouldn't drink at all.

But if you don't fall into this latter category, chin chin and merry Christmas! winegrin

TheABC Sat 24-Dec-16 21:02:20

Yep. Had a drink today and plan to do the same with the meal tomorrow. Kelly mom has some useful research on breastfeeding and alcohol if you are concerned. Personally, I prefer to play it safe and limit it to one or two glasses as a dehydration headache is no fun and a hangover when your baby is screaming is hellish.

Rosieumbrella Sat 24-Dec-16 21:04:34

Me! I'm going to have a glass of something as soon as we have finished putting out the presents. DS won't feed again until 1ish, my HV said it's fine. Enjoy, breastfeeding is hard work!

fuxxake Sat 24-Dec-16 21:30:18

Hell yeah!

IamChipmunk Sun 25-Dec-16 01:34:26

Yes absolutely. I wouldn't hesitate to have a couple of glasses.

ICJump Sun 25-Dec-16 01:38:28

I had 4 beers yesterday. Still feeding but DS is two so only feeds a bit and no over night feeds anymore.
when cosleeping I try and stay with drink driving limits.

badg3r Sun 25-Dec-16 01:45:25

YES! Especially at seven months, they will be fine if you have one glass. I am still feeding DS and I have the odd drink, I just stop when I feel tipsy. Which in my case is unfortunately is a gnat's piss worth of beer since three years or very low alcohol consumption has ruined the tolerance I worked so hard on during my uni days.

DartmoorDoughnut Sun 25-Dec-16 02:10:10

I'll have a glass or two over the course of the day kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/lifestyle/alcohol/

Haggisfish Sun 25-Dec-16 02:11:18

Oh gosh I had about half a bottle of wine when dd was that age at xmas.

Mouthfulofquiz Sun 25-Dec-16 02:15:46

Breastfeeding a 7 month old here too and often have a glass of wine: you'll be fine, enjoy!
(And merry Christmas!)

Cineraria Sun 25-Dec-16 02:19:07

Yes, in our antenatal class we were told to drink the alcoholic drinks whilst feeding the baby as there world then be a decent gap before the next feed. I honestly don't think it matters much though, but it is quite funny, when you're out feeding the baby and pouring a glass of wine down your own neck, to watch people's faces. Any caffeine I have consumed since he was born has had a much more noticeable effect on my 14 mo DS.

Just drinking up Father Christmas's glass of port as I write!

sammyjayneex Sun 25-Dec-16 21:05:07

Thanks everyone!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one drinking whilst breastfeeding. I've had my first glass tonight since before I was pregnant with DS. Felt strange having an alcoholic drink lol

Philoslothy Sun 25-Dec-16 21:14:55

I often had a glass of wine whilst breastfeeding. Didn't get pissed - more because I needed to be able to care for my baby rather than because of the milk

ElphabaTheGreen Mon 26-Dec-16 07:48:33

Posted today on my favourite breastfeeding page - direct from the oracle himself smile

Mrscog Mon 26-Dec-16 07:54:02

I think most people take up drinking again once the baby is here don't they? As long as you don't have a skinful it's fine.

GinIsIn Tue 27-Dec-16 15:32:44

Recent studies have shown you need to be more than 3 times over the drink drive limit for your baby to get any alcohol at all through breast milk.

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