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Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

No: In general, it is best not to consume alcohol while breastfeeding as alcohol can get into your bloodstream and then into your breastmilk. That being said, the alcohol does not stay there indefinitely. If you care to consume alcohol, a reasonable alternative would be to feed with expressed breastmilk and "pump and dump" the milk that you make for a couple of hours after drinking to be cautious. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Can i drink alcohol in small amounts when breastfeeding?

Can i drink alcohol in small amounts when breastfeeding?

Define small: Alcohol effects breast milk production by decreasing the prolactin hormone & decreasing flow. It also comes across into babies system where one of it's breakdown products is formaldehyde, a chemical not so friendly for the brain. A small amount might produce no noticed changes in baby but i'm not aware of any data that has found a safe exposure level. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Yes: Light drinking, generally less than 2 drinks per day, is allowed. However, moderate drinking causes irritability or excessive sleepiness, weak suckling in breast-fed infants, and decreases milk supply. Breast feeding should be avoided during and for 2-3 hours after moderate drinking. Chronic or heavy drinkers should not breastfeed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol while breastfeeding regularly.? Like ill drink alcholo today and wont breastfeed till tomorrow. Is it okay?

Is it okay to drink alcohol while breastfeeding regularly.? Like ill drink alcholo today and wont breastfeed till tomorrow. Is it okay?

Yes, OK to drink: but caution is always recommended regarding drinking responsibly, especially if you will continue to be caretaker of your infant. Unless on other medication, a healthy 120 pound woman can have 2 drinks and have alcohol free milk in 5 hours. See reference http://www.obfocus.com/calculators/alcoholinmilk.htm for more information. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Hmmmm: A modest amount at the end of the day when Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol whiled taking Vitamax ?

Can I drink alcohol whiled taking Vitamax ?

Sure, if you want to: pee out the benefits of the vitamins. You list tuberculosis in your list of conditions, and if you are being treated for active Tb, or have a history of it, alcohol is NOT your friend. It reduces our ability to fight infections. It also robs of us vitamins, especially B vitamins. If you are talking social drinking (1-2 standard drinks/day) it should not be a problem. If more, it might be. ...Read more

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When i'm taking topiramax, could i drink alcohol?

Mod risk of : interaction. Per Drugs.Com - mixing topamax (topiramate) & alcohol can is can cause "excessive sleep, confusion, and difficulty with memory or speech". ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol on predinisone?

Can i drink alcohol on predinisone?

Avoidance: It is probably best to avoid alcohol. Depending on your medical condition, and dose of prednisone, it is beat to be clear headed. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking difucan?

It is always prudent: Not to drink while you are on medication. However , i did not find any interaction between alcohol and difulan. Unfortunately it seems you can drink. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more