CAN I TAKE ALCOHOL WHILE BREASTFEEDING?



NOT TAKING ALCOHOL IS THE SAFEST OPTION FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS

If you may take alcohol while breastfeeding, generally MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION by a breastfeeding mother (up to 1 standard drink per day) is NOT known to be harmful to the infant, especially if the mother waits at least 2 hours after a single drink before nursing.

However, exposure to alcohol above moderate levels through breast milk could be damaging to an infant’s development, growth, and sleep patterns. Alcohol consumption above moderate levels may also impair a mother’s judgment and ability to safely care for her child.

Drinking alcoholic beverages is not an indication to stop breastfeeding; however, consuming more than one drink per day is not recommended.

(Source: https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-special-circumstances/vaccinations-medications-drugs/alcohol.html)

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