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I had 2 glasses of wine then fed my 18wk old DD without thinking.

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Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:00:15

After a bad day, DD had her 4 month injections today and had a bit of a bad reaction, DH brought a bottle of red wine home for us to relax with. I normally express one feed a day for DH to do the dream feed with so having a couple of glasses not a problem as DD normally sleeps until 7am no problem. I just sneaked into her room to take her temp while she was asleep, we have one of those point at the head thermometers. I disturbed her and she woke crying. I tried to ssshh her for a bit but it didn't work as it was only half an hour to an hour to her DF and she was hungry. Without thinking I fed her, thinking DH with get her bottle ready and finish her feed. She has had paracetamol at 11am and Ibuprofen at 2pm but nothing else as she calmed down and so did her temp. Is it going to react with the alcohol? I am really worried, I just didn't think!!! I don't normally drink at all at the moment. i can't believe I was so stupid! Will it be OK?

Sorry it's a bit of a ramble I'm worried

Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:00:51

Sorry I'm in Spain so it is 10pm here.

louii Fri 25-Sep-09 21:04:01

I wouldn't worry, the alcohol will be minimal in your breatmilk, how long after drinking the wine did you feed her?

moondog Fri 25-Sep-09 21:05:17

Oh don't worry about it at all.It's fine.Really. smile

Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:05:43

Nearly straight away. I had 1 glass at about 8, another at 9. Then fed her at 9.30.

Thanks for getting back to me so quick.

milknosugarplease Fri 25-Sep-09 21:05:52

hoya, have had a quick nosey online, apparently you shouldnt breastfeed her after less the two hours after you drank, BUT this is a one off so she'll be fine, might have a bit of wind but most babys react to something the mu has eaten or drank, so she may well have had wind if you ate an orange! iygwim

PrincessToadstool Fri 25-Sep-09 21:07:01

Don't worry, it's fine really - no harm at all

Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:07:52

As long as it is only wind.

Thanks, I can't believe I was so silly. I didn't think

Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:09:08

Has anyone else had a couple of glasses then fed?

Tikkabillajive Fri 25-Sep-09 21:10:00

Please don't worry, it's fine and you weren't stupid at all smile.

PartOfTheHumphreysGroup Fri 25-Sep-09 21:10:31

Where on earth does the 2 hour limit come from milknosugar?

Feeding after a couple of glasses is FINE. You will have done her no harm whatsoever. Have a nice night and finish off the bottle

tvaerialmagpiebin Fri 25-Sep-09 21:10:59

Yes. With no ill effects at all, no wind even.

Don't worry. You haven't done anything to worry about.

Lizzylou Fri 25-Sep-09 21:11:50

Goodness, yes, Chica, I did.
It will be fine, please don't worry.

greensnail Fri 25-Sep-09 21:11:55

Yes I have several times, probably first at about 4 months. DD is 9 months now, and totally fine, very little alcohol will get into your breastmilk.

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 25-Sep-09 21:12:55

It's fine. Really don't worry. The amount of alcohol she will get via breast milk is so minute, it's negligible for 2 glasses of wine. In any case, it's almost always better to feed despite maternal diet/drink than not to feed, or substitute.

PartOfTheHumphreysGroup Fri 25-Sep-09 21:14:01

It won't give her wind either!

The worse side effects I could find when researching this for my own benefit were that the milk might taste funny to your baby and she wouldn't take as much or that your let down might not be as strong. So if you've fed her and she didn't mind, then all good

hey maybe you can stop the expressing too!

seeker Fri 25-Sep-09 21:14:04

I have two bright and healthy children, now 8 and 13. They were both exclusively bf until 7 and 6 months respectively and at least 1 night a week, I would have fed them after considerably more than 2 glasses of wine! Please don't worry, your dd will be fine.

Tikkabillajive Fri 25-Sep-09 21:14:08

I was always quite relaxed about having the odd glass of wine while breast feeding - I don't drink much but I don't think I could have bf my two DC so successfully without a calming glass of wine every now and then! Hope you all have a good night's sleep and that your DD is feeling better her jabs.

TheFallenMadonna Fri 25-Sep-09 21:17:16

I certainly fed after a couple of glasses of wine too. And not a one off.

fruitstick Fri 25-Sep-09 21:19:05

Chica - I'm sure it's absolutely fine. Well I have done this MANY times and I'm hoping DSs will still pass their A Levels grin.

I'm pretty certain that Tiktok said you had to be at least 3 times the driving limit to have a negative effect on your baby but don't quote me.

Breastfeeding is bloody hard work and a glass of wine or two is the least you deserve. Enjoy grin grin

Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:23:45

Thanks so much everyone, I worry all the time. DH kept telling me it would be OK and to calm down, but needed mumsnetters with their calm advice. Thanks everyone. She is asleep now so I have poured myself another glass, cheers!!!

Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:26:46

I like expressing one feed a day isnt a hardship. DH really enjoys giving the dream feed and it works really well for us. Plus I have got to go back to work in January when DD is 7.5 months so I will have to express then. So I am pleased she takes a bottle so easily. She doesn't seem to care where the milk comes from as long as she gets it.

Ineedsomesleep Fri 25-Sep-09 21:34:52

Enjoy your glass of wine and don't worry.

As for the expressing, you are lucky that it works for you and she takes the bottle so easily. Mine never did and as a result have had many, many feeds that must taste of wine.

MegBusset Fri 25-Sep-09 21:35:17

I have a glass of wine pretty much every night blush and sometimes two! <old soak emoticon>

Have done this since DS1 was born, BFed both DSes with no obvious ill effects. Enjoy your wine

Chica31 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:39:28

Thanks everyone

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