Pump and dump question

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Pump and dump question
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Sun, 03-13-2011 - 10:34am

Got to go to a charity gala last night and enjoyed 3 glasses of wine, although the headache this morning makes me wish I hadn't:( lol

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Sun, 03-13-2011 - 12:06pm
The alcohol is only in your milk about as long as it's in your system. So you should only have to dump the morning one. 1 drink (equal to one shot or one beer or one glass of wine) is in your system about an hour.
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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 7:58am

Your breastmilk, while you have alcohol in your system, is only the same "proof" as your own blood. However, before 3 months, our babies have immature livers, and there's a lot of conflicting info about the topic, but "pump and dump" will not change anything, because alcohol doesn't store up in breastmilk. The only purpose to "pump and dump" is to empty the breast if you are away from your baby through a feeding (or using stored breastmilk to bottle-feed) so you don't get engorged and decrease your milk supply. Even if you pump and dump, it doesn't get rid of anything, because the milk that is contiually made in your breast, will have alcohol (in very small amounts) in it while your blood has, and as soon as it leaves your blood, it also leaves your milk, even if that milk is still in your breast.

Here's an article that may clarify some things about alcohol and breastfeeding, from La Leche League International:

http://www.llli.org/faq/alcohol.html

 

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 9:10am

oops... I meant don't dump the morning one

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 11:32pm
Thanks guys.
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