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I waited for a year before having a drink. I only had it few times (first time I got so buzzed from just one cider lol). I knew DD's sleeping patterns plus she was old enough to be soothed to sleep by daddy so it didnt seem it'd be an issue anymore.
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Looks like I'm in the minority here. I had my first beer about one week PP. I have continued to drink since then. I'm not a big drinker, so will usually go weeks between drinks and then I usually have one, but that has nothing to do with BFing. I really have not noticed any difference in my kids when I have a drink, so I'm comfortable doing it.
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I have no problem with having a beer or small glass of wine. If I should drink so much as to feel tipsy I just would not nurse her for the next couple of hours. Generally one drink is where I stop though.
I too will have the occasional drink, I just make sure to time it right so that I can nurse again when it is safe to do so. The last drink I had was on my birthday, 10/25 and before that it was probably.... Oh, June maybe? I only once drank a bit too much and was frightened to breastfeed, but we made it through ok.
I guess I'm in the minority too, if DH and I were going out to eat I usually have a drink. Even when she was smaller. If I have more than one I usually wait 4+ hrs though. I just felt barely tipsy anyway.
I have had a drink here or there whenever I wanted to. Of course we are talking maybe 5 times in the 3 years I have been nursing. Only one drink and never even to tipsy. It is mostly been a social thing. I had no qualms about nursing after one drink. More and I would have waited to nurse or had milk pumped if I thought it necessary.
Also in the minority.
And..the other minority. LOL
I had my first drink when she was about 7 or 8 months old.. It was a mild mixed drink and she was asleep and did not nurse for about 4 hours afterwards. I fed her before I drank.
Since then, I have drank twice. Both when she was in bed. She doesn't sttn yet, but I make sure if I have a drink, it's shortly after she is fed, which means I have 3-4 hrs for it to clear my system.
The other minority= technically I am not of 'age' to drink, but it's with family during family functions, so it's not like I'm out partying.
Kailey(22) Cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, extended RF'ing, slightly crazy mommy to Ashlynn Heather (4 1/2 * 1/28/10) and Matthew Toryn (2 * 6/20/12) and loving wife to Dylan (2/28/14)