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Taking a sip of alcoholol while nursing?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: One sip ?
Although studies many years ago suggested that beer might promote milk flow, later studies have shown that ethanol is a potent inhibitor of prolactin hormone, the hormone that stimulates milk flow.
A simple sip is probably never going to hurt baby, but why bother. If you consume enough to get a buzz, you should probably pump & dump for a while & hope future feedings are not too small for baby.

In brief: One sip ?
Although studies many years ago suggested that beer might promote milk flow, later studies have shown that ethanol is a potent inhibitor of prolactin hormone, the hormone that stimulates milk flow.
A simple sip is probably never going to hurt baby, but why bother. If you consume enough to get a buzz, you should probably pump & dump for a while & hope future feedings are not too small for baby.
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