Have you been in the situation where some disagreed with how you approached drinking wine, cocktails, or beer and breastfeeding? How did you handle pressure from others or a difference of opinion
? What do you when someone judges your parenting?
Jacquie, not much of a reader
- Did you not understand the entire point of the article? It's about having a couple drinks responsibly, a d basically doing exactly what you said, but without being a holier than thou judgmental piece of crap about it.
Get over yourself.
- —Guest Alan
- Thanks for the article. Many moms have this concern and it is important to be informed. I donate my extra breast milk to a breast milk bank that is specifically for premature babies. I have to follow strict guidelines if I want to donate amoung those rules are that I CAN drink but it must be limited to only 2 units of alcohol per day (2 shots, 2 4oz glasses of wine, etc). If I can have 2 drinks a day, which I don't, then it is definitely okay for the occasional cocktail especially if it is all out your system by the morning. Enjoy!
- —Guest Mom who donates
- This article is really helpful for me . I didn't know about the fact . I have a baby girl , age 1 1/2 months . Occasionally I like to drink . Mainly weekends . Now i will follow the rules . Thank you .
- —Guest Chaitali
- I think that it is horrible that a mother cannot control herself enough that she has to put alcohol in her young baby's body. I don't care how much it is, I do not want my baby being introduced to alcohol. I can wait: what is the big deal to go several more months without or atleast pump enough that you can let your system clean out a little. My goodness!
- —Guest Jacquie
- I wanted to breastfeed my boys for a long time, but I don't think you can do it well if you feel like you're in prison. I did real research and talked to my doctor to get the facts about what was really off limits and what was ok.
I didn't drink at all during pregnancy once I found out. So, could I have gone another 14 or so months without a drink? Yes. But I find it pleasurable to sit with my husband on a Friday night and have a glass of wine. Those are our "date nights." I chose not to do it within the first 2 months of birth b/c the baby eats so often and is just so tiny. But after that, a nice Malbec while we take in a netflix show lets us all relax and bond.
- —Guest Gail
- Cheers to you for your no-nonsense facts on alcohol and breastfeeding. People, THIS is the article you should trust regarding the subject. I read a lot about this subject while pregnant, and all the reputable books written by doctors that I read concur with this article on this subject.
- —Guest Jenny