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Glass of wine ok?

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TooManyBrownies Mon 27-Jun-11 21:07:09

I seem to be having a glass most nights and am bf dd. Just need a small one at end if a long day. Does it get in breastmilk? Not talking a bottle of vodka here, just a glass of wine.

winnybella Mon 27-Jun-11 21:08:05

It's fine. Alcohol does get into bm but in very small quantities.

GreenTeapot Mon 27-Jun-11 21:09:45

Absolutely fine more info here smile

flickor Tue 28-Jun-11 12:50:19

I have the odd drink and my local breastfeeding advisor says you can have two units a day. About 175 ml of normal strength wine

TooManyBrownies Tue 28-Jun-11 12:59:40

Thanks all. Sure it's better than the alternative. Gave up the silk cuts but boy I miss them sometimes. blush

Yesmynameis Tue 28-Jun-11 13:42:02

I think the official advice is one or two units once or twice a week.

I personally take this to mean an inch of red wine every night grin

TheRealMBJ Tue 28-Jun-11 15:45:56

The official recommendations are very conservative. Alcohol leaves BM at the same rate as it does the blood and does not 'stay in the milk'

HandMini Tue 28-Jun-11 17:51:40

I too have a small glass every other evening or so...by which I mean really small - an inch or so. I think it's absolutely fine particularly for helping you to relax which can only assist with feeding.

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