Re: having a few drinks.....
pumping and dumping is NEVER necessary, depending on your timing. since milk is a blood product, the alcohol will filter out of your milk at the same rate. according to http://www.infantrisk.com/content/al...-breastfeeding, alcohol peaks in your system 30-60 mins after consumption, and so if you nurse first and then wait till your body processes the booze, you can nurse again without pumping. now, IF you're away from baby for a long time, drinking a lot, and you'll need to pump to maintain supply or relieve engorgement during that time, you might want to dump that milk. that infantrisk link is very informative. have fun!
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