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July 25th, 2013, 09:57 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pacific NW
I believe it takes about 2 hours for the alcohol to get into your milk, and I would recommend drinking either right after a feeding--or during should be fine too! If it were me, I would probably pump and dump for an evening if I had a drink in the early evening and then start back up at bedtime with nursing. BUT--like you said, he's not taking a bottle. I guess you'll have to experiment to see what works for you!
I believe with the alcohol it's really not safe for them to get it from your breastmilk, because their livers are not developed enough to get the alcohol out of their system fast enough, and so they can get a pretty big hit of it. I'd try to avoid him getting any from your milk.
Maybe just use the testers until you get the hang of how long it takes?
PS Here's a link to info on it from La Leche League.
LLLI | FAQ on Alcohol
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