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I just had a baby, when am I allowed to drink again?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Baby is the true joy

Many new parents find no time or need to drink alcohol or even to resume a busy social schedule when they have a newborn.
In addition, some worry if they drink they might not be alert enough to hear or to respond adequately and quickly enough in case of a problem with the baby. Perhaps asking the pediatrician when/if it is appropriate is as important as asking the OB provider about such substances.

In brief: Baby is the true joy

Many new parents find no time or need to drink alcohol or even to resume a busy social schedule when they have a newborn.
In addition, some worry if they drink they might not be alert enough to hear or to respond adequately and quickly enough in case of a problem with the baby. Perhaps asking the pediatrician when/if it is appropriate is as important as asking the OB provider about such substances.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
"Baby is the true joy" -- the smartest and wisest answer I can imagine. Congratulations on becoming a mother. Who needs a drink when you have such a joy and such a responsibility?
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Breasfeeding?

If you are not breastfeeding or taking pain medication then there are no restrictions after delivery.

In brief: Breasfeeding?

If you are not breastfeeding or taking pain medication then there are no restrictions after delivery.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol after a baby

If you are nursing your baby, you should be very careful.
You need to wait at least four hours after one glass of wine before you nurse your baby again. If you are supposed to be pumping/nursing during that time, pump and dump and feed your baby other previously pumped milk. They also make test strips to test your milk for alcohol so you know for sure. No drinking on any pain medicines!

In brief: Alcohol after a baby

If you are nursing your baby, you should be very careful.
You need to wait at least four hours after one glass of wine before you nurse your baby again. If you are supposed to be pumping/nursing during that time, pump and dump and feed your baby other previously pumped milk. They also make test strips to test your milk for alcohol so you know for sure. No drinking on any pain medicines!
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Dr. Jean Steichen
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: New baby and drinkin

As long as you are nit breastfeeding you may drink ( in moderation of course ) if you are breastfeeding you should not drink at all.

In brief: New baby and drinkin

As long as you are nit breastfeeding you may drink ( in moderation of course ) if you are breastfeeding you should not drink at all.
Dr. Jean Steichen
Dr. Jean Steichen
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