53. Quick Tip Tuesday: Can you drink alcohol while breastfeeding? Do you need to pump and dump? - New mom, first time mom, postpartum, fourth trimester, baby tips
Have you ever gotten the side eye from someone for drinking alcohol while breastfeeding?
Have you ever been told that you need to pump and dump?
Listen in to today’s episode to learn if it’s safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding your baby!
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey friends, it’s Quick Tip Tuesday where I answer a quick question submitted by you, my podcast listeners. If you have a question that you’d like me to answer on a Quick Tip Tuesday episode, just go to my website, Angel swan.com/quick tip and submit your question. So today’s question from Amber is can you drink alcohol while breastfeeding? Ladies, listen, the old school knowledge of pumping and dumping that is a thing of the past, when you drink alcohol, so little alcohol, it’s like if you look at a whole cookie, it’s a little crumb. That’s how much is being passed through the breast milk. And that is not a concern for your baby’s health. So no, you do not need to pump and dump. Do not toss out that liquid gold that you worked so hard to make. The main concern with consuming alcohol and breastfeeding is are you sober enough to take care of your baby? Because think about it. You don’t want to be so buzzed that you might stumble or drop your baby. So if you’re on baby duty, you definitely need to limit your alcohol consumption so that you’re sober enough to safely care for your baby. If you’re a bed sharing, you should not consume alcohol before bedtime. bedsharing mamas, you need to avoid alcohol consumption for several hours before getting into bed with your little ones. So in order to ensure safely you really you must be 100% sober. But like I said before, it is totally okay and safe to enjoy a drink and breastfeed. Just be sure that you drink responsibly, and you and your baby will be just fine. So please go and enjoy your drink. And don’t let anyone mom shame you for doing it. All those moms shamers they can get lost in my right. Alright, lady, if you’ve listened to my podcast thus far, and you haven’t taken just one tiny minute to leave me a review on Apple podcasts. Please go and do that for me today. If I’ve helped you in any way, if you’ve learned something new, the best way to support the show is to leave me a five star rating and or a written review. It seriously just takes a minute of your time. But it makes a giant impact on my day. And on the day of another mom who found my podcast because you took that time to leave a review. And don’t forget, you can come hang out with me on Instagram at Angel Swan and grab my awesome free postpartum planner on my website Angel swan.com. That’s all for today’s Quick Tip Tuesday. Thank you so much for listening. I will talk to you soon. Bye bye