Alcohol Limits While Breastfeeding and Screening Kits

Photo credit: Milk Screen

Photo credit: Milk Screen

The holidays are here and with many parties to attend, mothers may be wondering how safe it is to breastfeed after enjoying the spiked eggnog. Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Ideally, it is best to avoid breastfeeding for about two hours after drinking one alcoholic beverage. Learn what is a safe amount for your weight.

If you are still unsure, you or try a test kit, which can help you determine whether alcohol is in your breast milk. For more information about breastfeeding, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

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