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To: kiki04

Good God.

I was a breastfeeding peer counselor for over 5 years. The thing we used to tell moms who asked about alcohol and nursing, was that if they were too drunk to hold the baby, they were too drunk to nurse the baby. We also followed that with comments about standing, not passing out, etc etc.

In other words, sobriety. If you are sober, you can nurse. If you're drunk, don't nurse.

The weird thing though, from what I understand, is that once the mother is sober, any alcohol in the milk is also gone. Something to do with how the body flushes alcohol from the system.

*shrugs* I just didn't drink and nurse. But then I had twins, and nursing them sober was its own special challenge!

But gosh, that poor, poor baby. And that STUPID STUPID woman.


7 posted on 11/12/2005 9:38:29 AM PST by twinzmommy
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To: twinzmommy

"*shrugs* I just didn't drink and nurse. But then I had twins, and nursing them sober was its own special challenge!"

Me, too. It's definitely a challenge nursing twins, especially at the same time! lol


18 posted on 11/12/2005 10:26:46 AM PST by mlc9852
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