Health & Safety

Get Set for New Year’s Eve!

(sorry!  This was scheduled to post before the holiday, but didn’t go up!)

If you are planning on celebrating New Year’s, you may want to know if the alcohol you drink will affect your breastfed baby.  It goes by your weight, number of drinks, and amount of time that passes between the drink and the breastfeeding.  Alcohol has a small molecular weight and passes easily from your blood into the breastmilk.  Here’s a link to a chart on my Pintarest that you can use to calculate number of drinks and how long to wait: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/471118810990959208/

And for those of you who can’t be bothered with charts and calculations, there’s a test strip that will check your freshly pumped milk for alcohol here:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/471118810990959167/

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