Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Don't drink... and breast-feed

Babies and alcohol don't mix. Alcohol, or ethanol, transfers readily into breast milk and should be avoided by breast-feeding women. Alcohol has been associated with adverse effects in the breast-feed infant- sleepiness, impaired growth, psychomotor delay. An occasional drink, you may take a glass of wine after baby's last feed at night if baby will not require any more breast milk until morning. As a general rule, allow at least one to two hours after a standard drink with alcohol, e.g, 100ml wine or can of beer, to eliminate much of the ethanol from your breast milk.


amiable amy said...

this is really true, i hope other mothers who breastfeed their infants would follow this tips