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Can your baby actually get "drunk" if there is alcohol in your breast milk ?

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Dr. Jeffry Gill
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Alcohol enters milk: Babies can experience the effects of alcohol and other substances that pass through the milk. Some substances get through in very small amounts, while others are concentrated in milk--giving the baby a higher dose per pound of body weight then the mom took. It is not recommended to consume much alcohol when breast-feeding. Some research suggests that even small amounts may have long-term effect.
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