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I'm nursing my newborn, so should I wait till i'm not nursing anymore to have a glass of wine or a beer with dinner?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Light drinking OK
Light drinking ( a can of beer for an average-sized woman) may reduce milk production or alter the taste of milk but does not exert serious effect to the infant.
It is advised not to breast feed during and for 2-3 hours after alcohol consumption.

In brief: Light drinking OK
Light drinking ( a can of beer for an average-sized woman) may reduce milk production or alter the taste of milk but does not exert serious effect to the infant.
It is advised not to breast feed during and for 2-3 hours after alcohol consumption.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Good idea
Some alcohol can pass into breast milk.
At any level it can be toxic to the developing brain of baby.(formaldehyde is a breakdown product of ethanol) Some have offered the idea a little is okay, I cannot.

In brief: Good idea
Some alcohol can pass into breast milk.
At any level it can be toxic to the developing brain of baby.(formaldehyde is a breakdown product of ethanol) Some have offered the idea a little is okay, I cannot.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
In brief: Alcohol & nursing
Nursing mothers who choose to drink alcohol during the postpartum period should carefully plan a breastfeeding schedule by storing milk before drinking and waiting for complete elimination of alcohol from their breast milk after drinking.
Moetherisk.Org (toronto sick children's hospital) has a chart to estimate elimination time. Everyone is differnt and no alcohol may be best.

In brief: Alcohol & nursing
Nursing mothers who choose to drink alcohol during the postpartum period should carefully plan a breastfeeding schedule by storing milk before drinking and waiting for complete elimination of alcohol from their breast milk after drinking.
Moetherisk.Org (toronto sick children's hospital) has a chart to estimate elimination time. Everyone is differnt and no alcohol may be best.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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