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Does drinking beer enhance milk supply?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is the hops and barley that stimulates milk production.
Non-alcoholic beer works as well. If you want a regular beer with alcohol then drink no more than one a day and be sure it is not dark beer (higher alcohol content). Mother's milk tea also increase breast milk supply. Of course drinking a beer or any alcohol is not recommended if there is a previous history of alcohol problems.

In brief: Yes
It is the hops and barley that stimulates milk production.
Non-alcoholic beer works as well. If you want a regular beer with alcohol then drink no more than one a day and be sure it is not dark beer (higher alcohol content). Mother's milk tea also increase breast milk supply. Of course drinking a beer or any alcohol is not recommended if there is a previous history of alcohol problems.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Syed Masood
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Beer contains a polysaccharide "prolactin" which can stimulate prolactin secretion and may enhance the production of milk.
The polysaccharide is also found in non-alcoholic beer, and the effect on prolactin can also be induced by non-alcoholic beer. Alcohol content is not responsible for its secretion. Excessive alcohol can cause decrease milk ejection.

In brief: No
Beer contains a polysaccharide "prolactin" which can stimulate prolactin secretion and may enhance the production of milk.
The polysaccharide is also found in non-alcoholic beer, and the effect on prolactin can also be induced by non-alcoholic beer. Alcohol content is not responsible for its secretion. Excessive alcohol can cause decrease milk ejection.
Dr. Syed Masood
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