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Old 11-20-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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Re: one glass of wine

Ive never pumped and dumped.

There is no need to pump & dump milk after drinking alcohol, other than for momís comfort ó pumping & dumping does not speed the elimination of alcohol from the milk.
Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Alcohol peaks in momís blood and milk approximately 1/2-1 hour after drinking (but there is considerable variation from person to person, depending upon how much food was eaten in the same time period, momís body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Alcohol does not accumulate in breastmilk, but leaves the milk as it leaves the blood; so when your blood alcohol levels are back down, so are your milk alcohol levels.
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