Does Beer Help Produce Breast Milk? [9 REPLIES FOUND]

My son is now almost 17 months old, and I’m still breastfeeding him 🙈 While I’ve successfully been his only source of liquid nourishment for the first six months of his life, my supply recently took a dip following a stressful family move, and I’ve had to supplement 🙌 My son is able to drink formula from a sippy cup like a champ, but in my effort to be the Best Mom Ever, I’ve made sure to breastfeed him at least once a day, or more often if he’s being fussy. He had recently developed a tooth-induced fever, which put me on continuous nursing alert. I soon found that my milk supply was dwindling and I felt literally starved. This is why I recently drunkrunk dark beer for a whole week in an effort to boost my supply. [1]
Experts agree that you can still drive and breastfeed if your baby is able to eat alcohol. As someone who loves spirits and has been married to a Certified Cicerone, a beer sommelier, I was delighted to discover that women have been drinking beer for generations in order to make more milk. In fact, before Prohibition, Anheuser-Busch produced a low-alcohol brew called Malt-Nutrine, billed as “a sparkling non-intoxicant” that was “a highly concentrated liquid extract of malt and hops.” It contained only 1.99 percent alcohol, and was prescribed for pregnant and lactating women. Darnella from Cherthala in India, last edited 43 days back [2]
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More content available It also helps to explain why, around the time I began breastfeeding Luke last year, my milk supply started to drop. The stress from the holidays had a negative effect on me and caused a decrease in my milk supply. I didn’t know at the time that stress can negatively affect your milk supply, and what more of a stressful time of the year There are no better holidays than when you have a baby. After doing some research, I quickly discovered that I can increase my milk supply by making some changes to my diet. For all breastfeeding mothers out there, I have some great suggestions and you will be very pleased with the food and beverages you can enjoy this holiday season. [3]
This is a great piece! This shows that if you’re sober enough not to drive, then you can breastfeed. Mothers only ingest less than 2% alcohol into their bloodstream and breast milk. Alcohol peaks in mom’s 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, mom’s body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Breastmilk does not contain alcohol. It leaves the breastmilk as soon as it leaves blood. If your blood alcohol levels drop, your milk alcohol levels will also fall. Pepino et. al. 2007 suggests that lactating woman may absorb alcohol faster than those who don’t. We are grateful to Tyresha Stern and her revisions. [4]
Skip to: OverviewSkip to: Can Drinking an Alcoholic Beverage Help Me Relax and Stimulate Milk Production?Skip to: What are the Risks To My Baby?Skip to: What Other Effects Should I Consider When Deciding Whether and When To Drink?Skip to: Can I Nurse My Baby and Still Drink Occasionally?Skip to: How Is One Drink Defined?Skip to: Important ConsiderationsSkip to: Do I’m Have To Pump And Dump After Drinking an Alcoholic Beverage?Skip to: What if I’m Get Drunk?Skip to: Can Alcohol Dependency/Self-medicating With Alcohol Affect A Breastfed Baby?Skip to: Weighing The Risks And BenefitsSkip to: ReferencesSkip to: Further resources (last emended 32 days ago by Trimaine Gorman from Oaxaca De Juarez, Mexico) [5]

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