Drinking while breastfeeding in Breastfeeding

Posted by Anonymous on - 1 reply

Hi I'm going out for a friend's bday on Saturday I have a 5 wk old baby who is exclusively being breastfeeding fed. Please can you tell me how much I should express? And how long to wait before feeding again based on drinking 5 to 6 spirit drinks in one night.

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Nov 14, 2016 15:39 PM

Thank you for your question concerning alcohol and breastfeeding.

There is no evidence to suggest that you need to express your milk and throw it away or wait a certain amount of time before breastfeeding baby after drinking alcohol.

The metabolites of alcohol are only harmful to those babies where the mother may be an alcohol abuser and the baby is exposed continually to it.

Hope this is helpful,

Katherine Fisher IBCLC