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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can i drink a couple beers 3 weeks after a vaginal delivery, tubal ligation, and me partially breast feeding? if so, how long do i wait to bf again?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
No: I am always worried when someone, after a serious procedure, and particularly in your case when you are breast feeding, are so focussed on wanting (needing?) to drink that they ask this question. Breast feeding is good for you and your baby (bonding, antibodies to the baby, better nutrition etc.), and women who are breast feeding shouldn't drink (maybe a glass of champagne at a wedding), not more.
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