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feeding and alcohol

(9 Posts)
rusmum Sat 18-Oct-08 23:34:29

how much is too much??

pinkandbluespottywellies Sat 18-Oct-08 23:38:32

As far as I recall, alcohol leaves your breastmilk at the same rate as it leaves your blood, which is one unit per hour. So a small (125ml) glass of wine or half a pint of beer/lager (not stronger ones like Stella) will be completely gone an hour later.


mybabysinthegarden Sat 18-Oct-08 23:40:27

I poked around at length on the internet until I found a site that said anything up to 3 times the drink driving limit was OK, so I went with that. smile If you do a search on here you'll find lots of threads on this issue; I think many MNers advocate a rather more... conservative limit wink

rusmum Sat 18-Oct-08 23:42:00

so in terms of cans of cider??? how many that????
2 ok?

mybabysinthegarden Sat 18-Oct-08 23:54:10

Depends on how strong the cider is-- check to see if there is a number of units printed on the tin-- most booze is marked with this info now. As pickandblue says below, one unit of alcohol takes about 1 hour to leave your system.

returnofrusmummy Sat 18-Oct-08 23:55:24

is it not safe to feed with any it system?? ie if i have 3 units and feed 2 hours later????

mybabysinthegarden Sun 19-Oct-08 00:06:07

I think it's fine, but others on here are more cautious. I am not a huge drinker but I had a few big nights out when I was bf dd1 and never bothered with the 'pump-and-dump' approach that is sometimes mentioned on MN.

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Sun 19-Oct-08 00:08:05

If you read [ this thread]] I have linked the main three big threads on this.
Please don't worry, you need to drink quite a lot to affect the

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Sun 19-Oct-08 00:08:39


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