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Is it okay to drink alcohol if you breastfeed?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really, no

It's important to remember the baby will take in some or all of the substances you ingest, and alcohol damages brain cells as well as other tissues of the body.
There is suggestion a small amount of alcohol won't cause a significant amount of harm, but that's asking how much micro damage are you willing to tolerate in your baby.

In brief: Not really, no

It's important to remember the baby will take in some or all of the substances you ingest, and alcohol damages brain cells as well as other tissues of the body.
There is suggestion a small amount of alcohol won't cause a significant amount of harm, but that's asking how much micro damage are you willing to tolerate in your baby.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Alcohol is not a normal food, even though it is high in calories.
The baby gets its nourishment from you annd there is no time in life when proper nutrition is more important.

In brief: No

Alcohol is not a normal food, even though it is high in calories.
The baby gets its nourishment from you annd there is no time in life when proper nutrition is more important.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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