IS IT SAFE TO DRINK WHILE BREASTFEEDING?
Many holiday parties and celebratio ns involve alcohol. Now that your baby is born, you may have questions about alcohol use and breastfeeding. Read on for some answers to common questions. Is it safe to drink alcohol while I am breastfeeding? It is safest not to drink alcohol at all when breastfeeding. Alcohol may affect your baby's sleep or decrease the amount of milk she takes at feeding time. If I drink alcohol, should I stop breastfeeding? If care is taken to ensure there is enough time for the alcohol to leave your system before your baby needs to eat again, you do not need to stop breastfeeding. If you choose to drink a small amount of alcohol, the best thing to do is feed your baby before you have a drink or pump first so you can use the pumped breast milk to feed your baby. If you are wondering about breastfeeding after drinking alcohol, it is important to know that alcohol passes through breast milk and can affect your