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I don't have a bottle, but would like to express some breastmilk so I can have 1 or 2 glasses of wine. What can I use to feed my 3 week old?

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My dr told me to feed the baby and then I could have a glass of wine with dinner. They make these cool strips I found it at baby r us but I bet they sell them other places and its to test your breast milk to make sure it's safe for baby.

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thank you.. i had read up on those and might look into it.
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You really should wait on the wine.Let baby have some time to adjust to its little new life ok?Plenty of time for wine dear. Good luck..

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lol.. Oh, I know all about waiting.. This is my 3rd child and the first one I breastfed until she was 18 months, couldn't express milk, so only drank 2-3 times those 18 months ^.^ Was just curious if there was anything I could use so I do not chance nipple confusion.. Thank you though
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Ask your doctor..She/he can advise you.All the best and Congratulations!!!
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Yup. Can't be done just now. Wait a month or two. Worth the wait.

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Unless you are planning to pump enough to last for 2 days of feedings, my suggestion is to drink something else.

You do realize alcohol remains in your system .. Even If you pump now, before
you drink .. What are you planning to do with the milk you will produce for the next few days.

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you should read up on how it actually works before you go spouting off bs..... that is NOT how it works.. you do not need to 'pump n dump' alcohol works in the milk the same it does in the blood... educate yourself fool
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Actually, Lenni. Bikergirl is right on the mark. You need to educate YOURself.
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you guys are wrong.. this is my 3rd child and I have educated myself thoroughly on the subject because I am a good mom and I care about my childrens welfare...
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Uh-huh.
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So ... what exactly are we wrong about ? Alcohol is NOT contained in the milk? That it somehow disipates out of the milk or it re-enters the mothers blood stream, or perhaps it evaporates? I would really like to hear your take on this one.
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Let me reiterate .. It takes time for your liver to completely process and remove alcohol from the system (including the breast milk) .. two glasses of wine will take longer than one glass of wine. The more the alcohol consumed the longer it takes .. and much depends on your weight. For a normal weight person (say 120 lbs it could take up to 12 hours) .. so, you would need to pump enough milk to last for a number of feedings for a 3 week old that feeds every 2 - 3 hrs.

For someone who has a short time to pump .. pumping 3-4 feedings takes some time. THAT is not something you can prepare for in a matter of a couple of hours. Again, much depends on how much milk you produce...For some women, 3 - 4 feedings can take a full day (or maybe even more) to pumpoff that much milk.


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I don't doubt Ms Lenni that you are a great mom .. a little over reactive but we CAN all play nice here in this sandbox .. No need to be so abraisive. We are all on the same team here when it comes to infant safety .. Lighten up.
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Don't drink. It's not worth it. What you eat/drink, the baby eats/drinks. And alcohol does stay in your system for about 1-2 days after consumption.

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1 drink is roughly 1.5hrs... 2 drinks is roughly 3hrs... 5 drinks are roughly 8-12hrs.. thank you
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You're welcome. I've worked in OB/Gyn for 20 years. I believe I know what I'm talking about. Oh, and you can have 29 kids and still be an irresponsible parent.
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How long alcohol remains in your breast milk?
Alcohol doesn’t stay in breast milk – it returns to the bloodstream as mother’s blood alcohol level declines. Therefore, pumping and dumping breast milk will not remove the alcohol present, or speed up the process of removing alcohol from breast milk. The only reason a mother should pump and dump would be for her own comfort, when she is waiting for the alcohol in her breast milk to dissipate.
The following advice – La Leche League’s THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK (pp. 597-598) – explains how long alcohol remains in the mother’s system.
“Alcohol passes freely into mother’s milk and has been found to peak about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption, 60 to 90 minutes when taken with food. Alcohol also freely passes out of a mother’s milk and her system. It takes a 120 pound woman about two to three hours to eliminate from her body the alcohol in one serving of beer or wine…the more alcohol that is consumed, the longer it takes for it to be eliminated. It takes up to 13 hours for a 120 pound woman to eliminate the alcohol from one high-alcohol drink. The effects of alcohol on the breastfeeding baby are directly related to the amount the mother consumes.”

Referenced from http://newbornbaby.com.au/newborn/baby-feeding/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-and-alcohol/
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My reference is called experience. I've seen what happens and it's not pretty.
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Pump and dump. Give the baby some formula for the night it won't hurt.

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thanks... appriciate that, but my question in the beginning was what I could use to feed him, I do not want to use a bottle and chance nipple confusion
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I did it and she went right back to my nipple as soon as I was able. Alot of parents use both it's healthy and easier on the mom.
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A medicine syringe.

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